For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell

For the Union Dead is a 1964 poem by Robert Lowell, published in a book of the same name. It was written in response to Allen Tate's 1928 poem Ode to the Confederate Dead. Robert Gould Shaw and the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry are mentioned in the sixth stanza of the poem. Lowell was a distant cousin of Shaw.

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