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Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops ; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw - 54th Massachusetts. An excellent book and movie was made about the 54th. The name is "Glory"

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American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner

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None Knew Him But to Love Him: The Last Night of Robert Gould Shaw ~An Original Article from Harper’s Weekly, August 15, 1863 (Part One)

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