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Francis George Shaw

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
Place of Burial: New York, Richmond, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Gould Shaw and Elizabeth Willard Parkman
Husband of Sarah Blake Sturgis
Father of Col. Robert Gould Shaw (USA); Anna Blake Curtis; Susannah (Sarah) Minturn; Josephine Lowell (Shaw) and Ellen Barlow
Brother of Anna Blake Greene; Robert Gould Shaw; Gardiner Howland Shaw; Elizabeth Willard Oliver; Marian Sears and 5 others

Occupation: philanthropist, abolitionist, Unitarian
Managed by: Amos Eagle Elliston
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About Francis George Shaw

An influential philanthropist, Shaw inherited his father's wealth, enabling him to pursue his passions: social reform, the abolition of slavery, and politics. He spoke against slavery at every opportunity, and was influential in his son's (Colonel Robert Gould Shaw) acceptance of the colonelship of the 54th Mass. Inf., one of the first black regiments to see action in the Civil War. The famous and heroic assault of the 54th on Battery Wagner, S.C., while strategically a minor affair, became the death nell for the idea that a black man would not fight for his freedom. When he learned that his son was buried in a mass grave with his men as an insult, the elder Shaw remarked that he was proud of such a burial for his son. ROBERT'S MEMORIAL STONE IS PICTURED BELOW HIS FATHER'S

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Francis George Shaw's Timeline

October 23, 1809
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
October 10, 1837
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Boston, MA, USA
May 1839
Age 29
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
December 16, 1843
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
June 1, 1845
Age 35
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
November 7, 1882
Age 73
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
New York, Richmond, New York, United States