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Glory Americas Civil War was one of the most important wars in the History in the United States In this war about 700000 Americans were killed and nearly 37000 of these casualties were of men of the African American descent The movie Glory is one of the best-known movies of African Americans from the North fighting in the civil war This story is largely seen through the eyes of Robert Shaw the young commanding officer of the fifty-fourth Massachusetts volunteer African American Regiment The soldiers of the 54th Regiment faced many hardships Due lack of supplies soldiers feet were all bloody and full of blisters One solider received a brutal military whipping as a punishment when he was caught deserting trying to find shoes Uniforms werent being given out for a while too The men also received news that they were only to receive pay of ten dollars rather than receiving thirteen dollars which the white soldiers were given At first soldiers of the 54th were used for nothing but manual labor until Shaw convinced his commander through the use of blackmail to allow the 54th Regiment to be transferred to a combat command This tactic proved that these African American men were equal if not better than the white soldiers because of their heart and will to prove their abilities I think that the key scene in this movie would definitely be the battle at the end of the movie This was the battle in which Commander Shaw led his black regiment the first group of men to try and conquer the Confederate fort Shaw did this knowing that the casualties would be tremendous but he proceeded anyway This was Commander Shaws last battle along with most of his black regiment They died trying to capture the Confederate fort and none of them would have wanted it differently Though Shaws regiment was heroic and honored they were unable to
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