Found: The Lost Sword of a Civil War Hero


The sword's hilt.
The sword’s hilt. Stuart C. Mowbray Photography

In 1863, Col. Robert Gould Shaw led the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the Civil War’s first all-black regiment, into battle in South Carolina. Shaw carried a sword, and when he was killed in battle, that sword disappeared. Two years later, it was rediscovered and given to his parents, CBS News reports. But then, in the course of time, it was lost again.

Turns out, it was sitting in an attic…

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