Monday, February 02, 2009

Black History Month: "We're ready, Colonel!"

On 18 July 1863 the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (more) led an assault on Fort Wagner, one of the Forts guarding Charleston Harbor. One of the first African American regiments it’s bravery at Fort Wagner helped win a place for eventually over a hundred African American regiments during the Civil War. It fought until the end of the war, and it’s colors are now carried by the Honor Guard of the Massachusetts National Guard.

From the movie Glory.

Update 24 feb 2008. The first video with the title Were Ready Colonel was pulled by You Tube "terms of use" violation by it's creator, so I took it off the post.
Update 27 May 2009. The video is back.

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