Dedication of the Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, Boston, 31 May 1897
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The dedication of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment on Boston Common included a procession led by officers and soldiers of the regiment. Sgt. William H. Carney, the flagbearer, became the first black man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900.