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The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment commemorates the first African American infantry unit from the North to fight for the Union during the Civil War.

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Shaw Memorial
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1900
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patinated plaster, 145 1/4 x 206 x 34 in. (368.9 x 524.5 x 86.4 cm), U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens national Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, on long-term loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
John Adams Whipple, 1863
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albumen print, 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (8.4 x 6 cm), Boston Athenaeum

Frederick Douglass
Samuel J. Miller, 1847–1852
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daguerreotype, 4 3/4 × 3 1/2 in. (12.1 × 8.8 cm). Art Institute of Chicago, Major Acquisitions Centennial Endowment

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Study for the Head of a Soldier
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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plaster, 6 x 4 7/8 in. (15.1 x 12.4 cm), U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

Preliminary Sketch for Shaw Memorial
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1883
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plaster, 16 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (41 x 38.7 cm), U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

Gillmore’s Line of Earthworks in Front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, SC, July 1863
Robert Knox Sneden, Genl. Q. A., 1863–1865
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Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

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Sojourner Truth
Unknown photographer, 1864
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albumen print, 3 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (8.1 × 5.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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To Colored Men. 54th Regiment! Massachusetts Volunteers, of African Descent
J. E. Farwell and Co., 1863
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ink on paper, 43 1/4 × 29 5/8 in. (109.9 × 75.2 cm). Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Sergeant Major Lewis Douglass
Case & Getchell, 1863
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albumen print, 3 3/8 × 2 1/4 in. (8.6 × 5.5 cm). Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

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Sergeant Henry F. Steward
Unknown photographer, 1863
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ambrotype, 4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (10.5 × 8 cm). Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Private Henry Monroe, musician
Unknown photographer, c. 1863
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albumen print, 3 3/8 × 2 in. (8.5 × 5 cm). Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Second Lieutenant Ezekiel G. Tomlinson, Captain Luis F. Emilio, and Second Lieutenant Daniel Spear
Unknown Photographer, October 12, 1863
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tintype, 3 1/4 x 2 7/16 in. (8.6 x 6.5 cm.), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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The Gallant Charge of the 54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment
Currier & Ives, 1863
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hand-colored lithograph, 8 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (20.7 × 31.6 cm). Boston Athenaeum, Gift of Raymond Wilkins, 1944

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Clara Barton
Charles R.B. Claflin, c. 1864
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albumen print, 4 × 2 1/4 in. (10 × 5.5 cm). Chris Foard

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Charlotte L. Forten
Charles Milton Bell, c. 1870
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albumen print, 3 1/2 × 2 1/2 (8.9 × 6.4), Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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Susie King Taylor, halftone frontispiece from Reminiscences of My Life in Camp
Unknown photographer, 1902
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5 1/2 × 3 1/8 in. (13.8 × 8 cm). Chris Foard

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William H. Carney
James E. Reed, c. 1901–1908
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gelatin silver print, 5 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (13.8 × 9.3 cm). Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

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Sergeant Carney Monument, Norfolk, Virginia, 2004
William Earle Williams, 2004
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gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (24.1 × 19.1 cm). National Gallery of Art, Charina Endowment Fund

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Folly Beach looking towards Morris Island, 1999
William Earle Williams, 1999
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gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (19.1 × 19.1 cm). National Gallery of Art, Purchased as the Gift of the Gallery Girls

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