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  • Col. Gould Shaw's Lost Sword

    A sword that once belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the Union's first African-American unit during the Civil War, has been found in an attic in Massachusetts.

    https://www.livescience.com/59933-ci...-in-attic.html

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    Amazing!

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      Isn't it? In a world full of lost items, the fact that it could be identified so specifically is wonderful.

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        Originally posted by Coolwater View Post
        A sword that once belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the Union's first African-American unit during the Civil War, has been found in an attic in Massachusetts.

        https://www.livescience.com/59933-ci...-in-attic.html

        Speaking of Colonel Gould Shaw...

        Andrew Cord

        Original cultural affiliation : African American
        Born : 1834, Boston MA USA
        First death : 1863, Fighting with the 54th regiment,
        MA volunteers
        First teacher : Robert Gould

        Andrew Cord was a man who'd seen too much war, and war somehow manages to leave no soul untouched. In the beginning, the wars were simpler, the lines more clear-cut, the causes black and white. He fought because he believed in what he was fighting for, and fighting gave him a purpose in his life. Between the wars, he was a second-class citizen, but on the front line he felt as important as any other man. He died the first time on a Civil War battlefield, fighting in a unit with other black men to free their brothers held in slavery in the South. World War I was to be the war that ended all wars. (Except it didn't manage to...) The Second Word War was even clearer -- he was out to destroy the embodiment of evil and make the world safe for democracy. (Ignore the fact that half of it was given over to the Communists soon after...) By the time he was stationed in Korea, he began to see that no war was clear-cut, and especially not the one he was in. But a soldier was what he was and what he did well, so he stuck with it, but his goals were no longer the General's goals, his goal was to keep his fellow grunts alive. Then he went to Hell, or Vietnam, whichever you prefer, and he lost all sight of any goals. There were two clear-cut sides of a war after all, he discovered -- those who died, and those who profitted by the dying. By the time he shipped out of 'Nam, he knew which side he wanted to be on. It was a downhill spiral from then on.

        Sr Mary Ignatius 1994

        Information from the Watcher Chronicles CD

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