54th Massachusetts Regiment The regiment started in March 1863 Led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
 
“ Glory” was based on letters of Robert G. Shaw to his parents and to his wife. St. Simons Island, Ga. [RGS] Tuesday, June...
Glory, the Movie <ul><li>Produced in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Edward Zwick </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar Awards for Be...
The Actors <ul><li>Matthew Broderick… Robert Gould Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>Denzel Washington… Trip (best supporting  actor)...
Recruitment Posters
 
Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) &quot;We fight for men and women whose poetry is not yet written but which will presently be...
Flag bearer for the 54th Regiment First Black Medal of Honor Recipient (Trip in the movie)
Battle of Fort Wagner
Casualty list of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment from the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July 16-18, 186...
Veterans of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry at the dedication of the memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th...
 
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54th Regiment

  1. 1. 54th Massachusetts Regiment The regiment started in March 1863 Led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
  2. 3. “ Glory” was based on letters of Robert G. Shaw to his parents and to his wife. St. Simons Island, Ga. [RGS] Tuesday, June 9, 1863 My Dearest Annie, Montgomery ordered all the furniture and movable property to be taken on board the boats. This occupied some time; and after the town was pretty thoroughly disembowelled, he said to me, &quot;I shall burn this town.”
  3. 4. Glory, the Movie <ul><li>Produced in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Edward Zwick </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar Awards for Best… </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography, </li></ul><ul><li>Best Sound, </li></ul><ul><li>Best Actor in a Supporting Role </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Actors <ul><li>Matthew Broderick… Robert Gould Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>Denzel Washington… Trip (best supporting actor) </li></ul><ul><li>Cary Elwes… Major Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Morgan Freeman… Rawkas </li></ul><ul><li>Andre Braugher… Thomas Searles (“Snowflake”) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Recruitment Posters
  6. 8. Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) &quot;We fight for men and women whose poetry is not yet written but which will presently be as enviable and renowned as any of them.&quot;
  7. 9. Flag bearer for the 54th Regiment First Black Medal of Honor Recipient (Trip in the movie)
  8. 10. Battle of Fort Wagner
  9. 11. Casualty list of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment from the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July 16-18, 1863 Shown here is one of the 54th's casualty lists with the names of 116 enlisted men who died at Fort Wagner. Of the 600 men that charged Fort Wagner, 272 were killed, wounded, or captured. National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917
  10. 12. Veterans of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry at the dedication of the memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th, May 31, 1897, in Boston.

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