Unformatted text preview: armies past and future, they are given the most menial and demeaning of tasks. Still, none of the soldiers quit the regiment when given the chance. The unofficial leaders of the group are gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and fugitive slave Trip (Denzel Washington), respectively representing the brains and heart of the organization. The 54th acquit themselves valiantly at Fort Wagner, SC, charging a fortification manned by some 1,000 Confederates....
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- Winter '08
- Civil War, glory, 54th Regiment, gravedigger John Rawlins, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, fugitive slave Trip