Union officer (1837–1863) who commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action during his regiment’s famous charge on Fort Wagner. Very rare ink signature, “Robert G. Shaw,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1 slip clipped from a document. In fine condition, with a couple pencil notations next to beginning of signature. An incredibly scarce and important Civil War autograph, the first we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.