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This is a fictional account based on the real experiences of Robert Gould Shaw, a white officer in the Union Army who commanded the 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment in the Civil War. This is a very moving film filled with great performances.
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Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?
Why yes did you write that song?
No I shoveled it. Curly
Trip: I mean, what's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.
Trip: He a weak white boy, and beatin' on a nigger make him feel strong.
Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.
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Captain Robert Gould Shaw leads a company of Union soldiers from a Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in an attack on Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862