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Thanks to LoverswithCassieThat is an uncredited Kevin Jarre, the scriptwriter, as a 10th Connecticut soldier.
Thanks to ChloeIt is thought that Matthew Broderick is a distant relative of Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
Thanks to PooyaThe 54th regiment of Massachussetts was the first military command to contain black soldiers, this idea was sparked by Frederick Douglass.
Thanks to Billy Montana and TheresaFrederick 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.
With the exception of Shaw, none of the primary characters are based on real people in the 54th.
Rewind ArchiveIn real life, Robert Gould Shaw, said he would pick up the flag and carry on during the assault on Fort Wagner.
Rewind ArchiveThe 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.
Thanks to Nate, Aron &Amp; Jeb IngeThe 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.
Thanks to Jonathan LimDenzel Washington won the 1989 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film.
Thanks to Bruce RossThe 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.
According to director Edward Zwick, Matthew Broderick and Cary Elwes did not get along during filming.
Thanks to Emma BenunThe actual Colonel Shaw was married. He had gotten married only two weeks before leaving Boston with the regiment.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Glory".
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