Robert Gould Shaw, their commander, led the military procession on a black horse. In front of his mother's family home at 44 Beacon Street, the 25-year-old Shaw stopped and, in salute to his family including his bride of less than one month, raised his sword to his lips.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial (detail), 1900, patinated plaster, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

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