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Here is a link to a bas relief commemorating Robert G. Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (the subject of next week’s film).  The memorial is at the National Gallery of Art in D.C.  If you click on different places within the photo it will enlarge that part of the relief so you can see details.  The artist did place Shaw in front, and on a horse—traditional elements of a classical-style piece such as this.  However, the artist also took care with the soldiers, to show range of ages and even traces of personality.  If you have time, the links below the image of the relief lead to interesting information, and don’t take long to read.

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