20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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    Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain received 120 mutineers, who were brought into Colonel Chamberlain’s camp. These mutineers had signed up for three years in the war, but they disbanded their regiment because of the lack of men and additionally, these men wanted to go home. These men were sent to the colonel, under guard, because he was the only other main regiment. Colonel Chamberlain was told to shoot any of the men who were not willing to fight under the colonel’s own brigade. Colonel Chamberlain had to convince theses men to join his regiment and continue to fight in the war. Colonel Chamberlain’s famous speech to the mutineers truly displayed his character. Colonel Joshua Chamberlain’s speech truly revealed that Colonel Chamberlain was passionate, respectful and kind. Primarily, Colonel Chamberlain was passionate because he…

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    century Military and Political leader of great valiance and courage. His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg exemplify his duty to country, bravery and courage, and his traits as a Citizen Soldier. Chamberlain was born in Brewer, Maine, in September of 1828, and was the oldest of his four siblings. Educated at Bowdoin College in Brunswick he met many people who would later influence his life, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe who would go on to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He married Fanny Adams in…

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    it resulted in roughly 50,000 casualties. Chamberlain’s role at Gettysburg had the most impact towards the outcome of both the battle itself, and the Civil War, because of his crucial regiment defence…

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    adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.” This quotation means that the uniform the men wear for battle symbolizes union and brotherhood no matter what race and culture, during war all men are equal. This quotation relates to the movie “Glory” because it shows how the American Civil War created a union between two different races. The movie “Glory” it is about a union of men who sacrificed there life for the Union Army during the American Civil War. “Glory” tells a story of the…

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    Shaw was very reluctant to lead the new regiment as he was young. He had been involved in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam (Civilwar.org, 2016). On February 5, 1863, Shaw sent word to his father, Francis Shaw, to destroy a letter he was carrying. This letter was to the governor of Massachusetts declining command of the newly created unit. In the same telegraph telling his father to destroy this letter Shaw asked him to instead inform the governor he would except the position (Burchard,…

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    This movie “glory” tells us the story of the 54th regiment of Massachusetts. This is a big moment in American history because it was one of the first times that colored men where allowed to be soldiers. This movie also shows us how colored soldiers were treated during the civil war. This movie gives us many examples of how different the colored soldiers were treated from the white soldiers. It shows us that even though there was no slavery in the north and colored people were free, there was…

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    War's first all-black volunteer regiment through the narration of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). After serving at the Battle of Antietam, Colonel Shaw is offered the command of the first all-African-American regiment. During his leadership, Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, are confronted with discrimination from both Confederate soldiers and Union officers. Along with the gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington), Shaw…

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    This battle redeemed the Black soldiers' fighting ability in the eyes of White skeptics, including General Strong, who commanded the 54th Regiment to lead the assault on Fort Wagner, scheduled for July 18. Strategically, a successful attack on Fort Wagner would allow Union forces to seize control of Charleston Harbor. Located on Morris Island, Fort Wagner protected Battery Gregg overlooking Fort Sumter. This means that capturing Fort Wagner was valuable because it enabled the Union to shell…

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    This is no time to fight only with your white hand, and allow your black hand to remain tied,” Douglass had urged. Frederick Douglass, in the film Glory, said that a Negro regiment would restore “pride and dignity to those who have only known degradation,” and so the 54th Massachusetts was born. A film about the first all African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Glory shows the strong and proud unit of men as they transform to brave warriors and strong leaders.…

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    complacency…than would be a discussion of the rights of women," and Douglass noted the link between abolitionism and feminism, the overlap between the communities. His life and thought will always speak profoundly to the meaning of being black in America, as well as the human calling to resist oppression. Brilliant, heroic, and complex, Douglass became a symbol of his age and a unique voice for humanism and social justice. In March 1860, while Douglass was once again traveling in England, his…

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