Glory (1989)

Plot: Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle.

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