|Subject: Col. Durnford & Native Units Memorial Design Idea ? Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:59 pm|| |
I've just obtained a fantastic book called The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration Of An American Masterpiece, which is solely about how it was designed and made - Robert Gould Shaw was the commander of the 54th Regt. of coloured infantry, who died in action during the American Civil War. I'm unable to post a picture here, but maybe someone else could to show what a similar memorial idea to Col. D. and his native units would appear.
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|Subject: Col Durnford & Native Units Memorial Design Idea. Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:13 pm|| |
I think Mathew Broderick starred as R. Shaw in the movie ' Glory ' which I think was based on that 54th
Regt , and I thought it was a good movie .
|Subject: Re: Col. Durnford & Native Units Memorial Design Idea ? Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:57 pm|| |
That's correct. I have the dvd. Shaw was the officer put in charge of training and commanding the 54th. He died along with many of these men attacking a Confederate fort. He was buried in a mass grave with them.