Civil War “The True Story of Glory Continues” – 1991 Documentary sequel


A long-form documentary “sequel” to the original motion picture “Glory.” This documentary was directed by Star Wars/Lucasfilm legend and Oscar winner Ben Burtt (who also edited and created the sound design) and was written by historian Ray Herbeck, Jr. It was originally released on VHS in a 2-cassette set with the movie in the early 1990s.

The Civil War epic which earned Denzel Washington his first Academy Award — and also starring Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher, Matthew Broderick, and Cary Elwes — tells the harrowing story of the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, a July 1863 Union assault at Morris Island, South Carolina, on one of the Southern Confederacy’s prominent strongholds.

“Glory” highlights the heroics of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the climactic assault’s spearheading unit that was made up of black soldiers and commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick).

The formation of the 54th came in the immediate months following President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation, which authorized black men to officially serve in the U.S. Army and Navy. Law at the time dictated only white officers could command the regiment.

To commemorate its July 1989 release – 30 years ago.

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