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Glory Essay The movie Glory took place during the Civil War. Colonel Shaw, and Tripp were the two main people. Tripp was a runaway slave enlisted in the army. Shaw was a coward at war until the 54th Massachusetts Regiment went to war.

Colonel Shaw was a coward when it came to war when they started he was a deserter or he faked dead. He was the commander of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

He started it by getting the blacks in the north as the soldiers.

He was a man who did not want to do the dirty work he was the commanding officer and he was that because of his father a wealthy man. He told everyone but the higher ranks what to do. He told the men that if they wanted to leave they could.

Tripp was a runaway slave. He was involved and wanted to fight.

He ran away from slavery so he was used to the work.

Tripp was brutally flogged because he left to go and get a pair of boots because he feet were torn. When he came back he was flogged several times. He was hospitalized and had sever wounds. His slave master must have doe it to him also because of his marks.

Shaw ended up fighting and died in the Battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina. He went and died for freedom. Tripp fought in the battle. This was the first major battle