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SHAWM_020831_01.JPG: This and the next picture are of the Shaw Memorial, which commemorates the attack made by black soldiers under Robert Gould Shaw during the Civil War. The attack, by the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment, was against the fortifications of Battery Wagner, on Morris Island protecting Charleston harbor. The soldiers' charge, on July 18 1863, was hopeless. The soldiers killed during the attack were buried with Shaw in a pit after the battle. The monument sits outside of the state capitol building. The plaster mold for it is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Wikipedia Description: Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
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The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment is a bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens opposite 24 Beacon Street, Boston (at the edge of the Boston Common). It depicts Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as it marched down Beacon Street on May 28, 1863. It was unveiled May 31, 1897.
According to The Monument to Robert Gould Shaw: Its Inception, Completion, and Unveiling, 1865-1897, Joshua Bowen Smith – a Massachusetts state legislator – was the "prime mover" in establishing the monument; others participating in its early planning included Governor John Albion Andrew, Samuel Gridley Howe, and Senator Charles Sumner. Their goal was
not only to mark the public gratitude to the fallen hero, who at a critical moment assumed a perilous responsibility, but also to commemorate that great event, wherein he was a leader, by which the title of colored men as citizen-soldiers was fixed beyond recall. In such a work all who honor youthful dedication to a noble cause and who rejoice in the triumph of freedom should have an opportunity to contribute.
An inscription on the relief itself reads OMNIA RELINQVIT / SERVARE REMPVBLICAM ("He left behind everything to save the Republic"). The pedestal below carries lines from James Russell Lowell's poem "Memoriae Positum":
Right in the van of the red rampart's slippery
swell with heart that beat a charge he fell
foeward as fits a man: but the high soul burns
on to light men's feet where death for noble
ends makes dying sweet.
On the rear are the words of Charles W. Eliot:
The White Officers taking life and honor in their hands cast in their lot with men of a despised race unproven in war and risked death as inciters of servile insurrection if taken prisoners besides encountering all the common perils of camp march a ...More...
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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