Analysis
 

The monument is cast in very high relief and secured within a stone frame and backing. Seen in profile are Colonel Shaw, who rides his horse in campaign uniform and fatigue cap amid his retinue of soldiers carrying rifles, packs, and canteens and led by young drummer boys. Above them floats an angel holding an olive branch, symbolizing peace, and poppies, symbolizing death.

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

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