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Francis George Shaw

bullet Education of the Freedmen
bulletThe Shaw Memorial
bullet Why Francis George Shaw didn't want a monument to his son, Robert Gould Shaw
bulletFrancis George Shaw - UUHS Biography entry (currently looking for a writer)
bullet2nd Massachusetts Infantry
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New York, Aug. 24, 1863

Brigadier-General Gillmore, Commanding Department of the South.

Sir,--I take the liberty to address you because I am informed that efforts are to be made to recover the body of my son, Colonel Shaw of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, which was buried at Fort Wagner. My object in writing is to say that such efforts are not authorized by me or any of my family, and that they are not approved by us. We hold that a soldier's most appropriate burial-place is on the field where he has fallen. I shall therfore be much obliged, General, if in case the matter is brought to your cognizance, you will forbid the descecration of my son's grave, and prevent the disturbance of his remains or those buried with him. With most earnest wishes for your success, I am, sir, with respect and esteem,

Your obedient servant,

Francis George Shaw

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