This memorial has a relief of Col. Shaw and his 54th regiment, which was the first all-black regiment of the Civil War. On July 18, 1863, months after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Shaw and the 54th attacked a strategic fort, a charge in which Shaw died and his regiment had 40 percent casualties.
The Old State House is also the site of the Boston Massacre on March 3, 1770. The building was at that time a center for colonial government and also a meet
This is a monument in the Boston Common. In the relief shown in the photograph, the arrival of Puritans in Boston is depicted, with William Blackstone and Native Americans on the left and other settlers and some ships on the right. The inscription below the relief says, "Boston Founded A.D. 1630." On the other side of the monument there is a quote from