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Andrew Sobler Civil War and Reconstruction 5 th December 2007 “Glory” day-by-day analysis Day 1 On the first day of the movie it started out at the Battle of Antietam. The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles in all of the Civil War. Morgan Freeman’s character is seen gathering up dead Union soldiers’ bodies. Shaw is seen at one of his parents’ parties, where talk begins surfacing about the formation of black regiments that could be soldiers, not just workmen. It turns out that Shaw’s father is a very important man and has a lot of pull down in the capital, so he gets the measures passed to enable some of the first black fighting regiments, like the 54 th Massachusetts. Thomas, a freed black and a good friend of the Shaws, is one of the first to volunteer. At boot camp, the blacks are treated very badly by their white counterparts. From the scenes in the movie it looked like it was almost controlled slavery in a way. Shaw commented that the black soldiers learned quicker than the white soldiers. They practice shooting by shooting at
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 166 taught by Professor Auger during the Fall '07 term at Northampton Community College.

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