In this July 14, 2017 photo taken at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War is seen. The sword, stolen after Shaw was killed during the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry's attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina in 1863, was recently found in the attic of a Boston-area home.
In this July 14, 2017 photo taken at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War is seen. The sword, stolen after Shaw was killed during the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry's attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina in 1863, was recently found in the attic of a Boston-area home. Elise Amendola AP Photo
In this July 14, 2017 photo taken at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War is seen. The sword, stolen after Shaw was killed during the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry's attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina in 1863, was recently found in the attic of a Boston-area home. Elise Amendola AP Photo

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July 16, 2017 12:20 PM

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

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