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    The American Civil War was fought from 1861-1865. It was a turning point for this still young nation. One of the many units that fought for the North was the 54th Massachusetts, a unit of all free black men. The men in this unit were all free when they volunteered to join and fight. Though promised differently, the men of the 54th Massachusetts did not receive the same pay as a white soldier of the same rank. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and his men were one of the main units in the assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina. The 54th Massachusetts was the first black unit for the US Army and paved the way for so many after, and also dissolved many stereotypes. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1963, at that…

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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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    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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    from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, abolitionists described him as a living counter-example to slaveholders'…

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    of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first official all African American force in the United States military. Because of their achievements, the 54th Massachusetts had a positive impact on the views…

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    The movie, Glory, was about the 54th regiment for the African Americans in the Civil War. I really enjoyed the movie because it was interesting to see if the African Americans would be treated differently if they fought for the country. In some places, like Kansas, they were used for rioting the towns. However, General Robert Shaw treated them with more respect and more like soldiers. He stood up for them when they had no shoes and cared for them even though they were African American. The…

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    Over 600,000 casualties was the devastating result of the Civil War, America’s bloodiest military conflict. The South’s decision to secede from the Union is what prompted the onset of the Civil War, which started April 12, 1861- May 9,1865. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Colonel for the Union army. Although he was in multiple battles in the Civil War, he is most remembered for his role in the Battle of Gettysburg. Of all battles fought during the Civil War, it was argued that the Battle of…

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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a 19th 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…

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