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18th July 1863:  The storming of Fort Wagner during the American Civil War, and the death of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (atop the hill). He led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African-American regiment in the US Army.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
18th July 1863:  The storming of Fort Wagner during the American Civil War, and the death of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (atop the hill). He led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African-American regiment in the US Army.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

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