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Glory Trivia

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Denzel Washington shows his remarkable acting skills.
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1989 Drama movie starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes et al.
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
That is an uncredited Kevin Jarre, the scriptwriter, as a 10th Connecticut soldier.
Contributed by: Chloe
It is thought that Matthew Broderick is a distant relative of Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
Contributed by: Pooya
The 54th regiment of Massachussetts was the first military command to contain black soldiers, this idea was sparked by Frederick Douglass.
Contributed by: Billy Montana and Theresa
Frederick Douglass's two sons had both enlisted as freedman into the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. Lewis Douglass was a survivor and moved on to become a Sergeant Major of the regiment.
Contributed by: Beena1
With the exception of Shaw, none of the primary characters are based on real people in the 54th.
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In real life, Robert Gould Shaw, said he would pick up the flag and carry on during the assault on Fort Wagner.
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The 54th went on to gain more "Glory" by saving the Union Army at the Battle of Olustee, they also were the first Union Soldiers into Charleston in 1865.
Contributed by: Nate, Aron &Amp; Jeb Inge
The Fort was never taken... the south abandoned it. They ran out of supplies and just left. The Union Soldiers renamed it 'Fort Shaw' in honor of Robert Gould Shaw.
Contributed by: Jonathan Lim
Denzel Washington won the 1989 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film.
Contributed by: Bruce Ross
The real "Major Forbes" of the 54th Massachusetts, Lt. Col Ned Halowell was gravely wounded in the battle of Ft. Wagner, but recovered and went on to command the 54th after the battle.
Contributed by: Beena1
Glory was Andre Braugher's movie debut.
Contributed by: Beena1
According to director Edward Zwick, Matthew Broderick and Cary Elwes did not get along during filming.
Contributed by: Emma Benun
The actual Colonel Shaw was married. He had gotten married only two weeks before leaving Boston with the regiment.