Sword Belonging to Commander of Black Civil War Unit Found | Military.com

The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col. Robert Gould Shaw was stolen after he was killed during the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry’s doomed attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in 1863, a battle portrayed in the 1989 Oscar-winning movie “Glory.”

Source: Sword Belonging to Commander of Black Civil War Unit Found | Military.com

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