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Give 'em hell 54th! - From Glory (1989 American motion picture)

This year, the motion picture film, 'Glory' turns 30  It was 1989 but seems only a few years ago, that the movie, Glory, released in theaters. It's the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army's second African American regiment in the American Civil War (the first, the Kansas Colored Troops).
The film is based on true events. During the war, more than 180,000 African American soldiers (and roughly 19,000 sailors) fought for the Union in a segregated branch of the military. Another 200,000 black civilians - men and women, dug trenches, hauled away the dead, cooked meals, and performed other gritty jobs. On July 18, 1863 Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (portrayed in the film by Matthew Broderick) led the charge of 600 men under intense fire perishing during the attack as well as 256 soldiers wounded,
captured, or killed. Historians agree that the Confederates considered the black soldiers insurrectionists and the white officers inciters of slave revolt…

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