Fort-Wagner

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•Its kinda weird how it all started.
•Its Alex’s birthday and all of Floor Nineteen, Blitz, Hearth, Sam, and Amir went out to buy supplies for his party.
•Well, all except TJ , who volunteers to keep Alex (He/Him that day) company
•At first, they just sit in the lounge area until Alex asks Thomas what it was like in the war.
•TJ hesitates, but sure enough he tells Alex everything from enlistment to his battles. He faltered though on the assualt of Fort Wagner.
•Alex immediately notices and changes the subject.
•They bond over the fact that they’re both outcasts. TJ, the son of a runaway slave, and Alex, a transgender genderfluid child of Loki.
•Floor Nineteen and the Empty Cup family come back with green and pink everything. Blitz orders Alex to change into something nice.
•He curses under his breath, but relents.
•A few minutes later, Alex comes out with a green button up shirt and dark green dress pants, a pink bowtie completes the look, his green hair is artfully spiked up. That’s when TJ first saw Alex differently.
•In other words, TJ is completely and utterly screwed.

•It takes months, a lot of pining, a lot of advice, and a lot of setting up for Alex to ask TJ out.
•Theyre so cute??
•One of the first things TJ does is get Alex two bracelets, one green one pink. Alex wears the green one on masculine days, and the pink one on feminine days.
•Alex learns so much about the civil war for TJ.
•They have a tally chart to see how many times they’ve killed each other. (alexs winning)
•TJ always asks Magnus for advice on his partner.
•Alex reluctantly goes to her sister Sam for advice on TJ.
•They like laying on the floor of Alex’s floor in the Fault In Our Stars position, just talking into the late hours of the night.
•Alex teaches TJ how to make pottery. She has to be behind him with her arms wrapped around his to help him, which neither mind.
•It was during that first pottery lesson when they had their first kiss. Sure, Alex got wet clay all in her hair, but she totally doesn’t mind.
•She’s a total History need, which is why she asked TJ about the civil war in the first place.
•Alex loves pushing TJ’s button and seeing him all patriotic and heroic.
•TJ doesn’t mind at all when Alex steals his military jacket. He looks very nice in it.
•He loves shapeshifting into a cat and being petted by his boyfriend.
•The first time someone made a remark about “the negro and the argr”, they got a garrote to the neck and a bayonet to the chest.
•Power couple af.
•Magnus and Sam made the mistake of trying to wake up Alex once, which resulted in finding an exhausted child of Loki tangled with TJ, who was only wearing a pair of boxers.
•Alex decides to take TJ on a weeklong vacation, which consists of stealing a car, buying an assload of junk food, and driving.
•TJ starts crying when he realizes they’re at Fort Wagner, where he died.
•He spends the whole day walking around with Alex, reliving memories of his past life.
•Thomas kisses Alex as a thank you, and they watch the sunset together, not thinking about tomorrow.

•Once again, Jefferchase is adorable and i really like this ship??

Lieutenant Colonel Warren Adams of Co. H, 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment In Uniform

Lt. Colonel Warren Adams commanded of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment in defense of Battery Wagner at Charleston. He fended off the attacks of the African American 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Attacked twice on July 11 and July 18, 1863, he repelled the Union forces with modest losses. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed in the second assault on the fort. It eventually succumbed to siege when the Confederates abandoned it on the evening of September 6-7, 1863. The Battles of Battery Wagner are the source of the 1989 movie Glory. Adams went on to serve the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry and was shot from his saddle at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865.- He was the son of South Carolina Governor James Hopkins Adams and Jane Margaret Scott Adams.

  • Purchased from: Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2015.
  • Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).

The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground by Rick Reeves

The 54th Massachusetts, a segregated “Colored” Regiment during the American Civil War, makes their assault on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1963. Although the assault failed, the unwavering bravery of the soldiers nevertheless earned respect of their superiors, and ensured that black soldiers would continue to be utilized in combat.

(National Guard)

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Scenes From “Glory” (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

More than two years after the Civil War commenced at Fort Sumter, the guns thundered once again across Charleston Harbor. On July 18, 1863, the first regiment of African-American soldiers officially recognized by the U.S. Army led a bloody assault against Fort Wagner. The valor displayed by the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry Regiment that day inspired the 1989 movie “Glory” and changed the way the Union viewed black soldiers.

The closing narration reveals that Fort Wagner was never taken by Union forces. The sacrifice of the 54th, which lost nearly half its men in the battle, was not in vain; their bravery resulted in the Union accepting thousands of black men for combat which President Abraham Lincoln credited with turning the tide of the war.

Edward “Ned” Needles Hallowell: A Name Forgotten To History

He was an officer that commanded the all black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry following the death of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863. (of the Movie “Glory” Fame).  Legacy: The character of Major Forbes in the film Glory is based somewhat on Edward Hallowell.

He was a Quaker from Philadelphia who’s father was an abolitionist.  Lt. Edward Hallowell accepted an appointment in the 54th Massachusetts, which was to be led by Robert Gould Shaw as colonel and his brother Norwood as Lieutenant Colonel. The regiment was to be made up of white and black abolitionists fighting together for black freedom. Edward recruited African-American soldiers in Philadelphia and was actually the first officer to occupy the barracks set aside for the 54th at Camp Meigs in Reedville. Recruiting for the regiment proved so successful that a second regiment, the 55th, was formed. Norwood Hallowell was designated as the 55th’s colonel and Edward was promoted to major and was second-in-command to Shaw.

By the time of the famous assault by the 54th on Fort Wagner Hallowell was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. In the assault on Fort Wagner he commanded the left wing with half the regiment’s companies. Because of the narrow defile through which the 54th had to pass the left wing was deployed directly behind Shaw and the right wing. Hallowell suffered three wounds in the assault and went home to recuperate. Upon returning he commanded the 54th as a full colonel for the rest of the war, except when he was in temporary command of a brigade. The 54th and Hallowell continued to serve with distinction during the war. He fought at the Battle of Olustee, the Battle of Honey Hill and the Battle of Boykin’s Mill. At Boykin’s Mill, Hallowell was in command of Major General Potter’s 3rd Brigade.

He was mustered out of the Union Army volunteer service in 1865. Hallowell marched with the Massachusetts members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at a post-war victory review held in Boston in December 1865. After the war Edward returned to Medford and became a wool commission merchant. His wounds from the war undoubtedly cut his life short and he died in 1871. He is buried with his wife Charlotte at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

Little lasting recognition of either Edward or his brother Norwood exists. One exception is at the famous Union Club off of Boston Common which has meeting rooms dedicated to Edward and Norwood as well as Robert Gould Shaw.

Plan and Sections of Fort Wagner, 1863

An ill-fated assault was launched on the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner, South Carolina on July 18th, 1863.  Leading the attack was the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first official African American units.  The 54th lost two-thirds of their officers and half of their troops in the assault, memorably dramatized in the film Glory

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw-

Robert Gould Shaw was Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. It was the first black regiment raised northeast of the Mississippi. Shaw proudly volunteered his regiment to lead the assault on the impregnable Fort Wagner where he was killed. He and the 54th were later memorialized by Augustus Saint-Gauden’s mythic monument placed on the Boston Common.

As one of the Connecticut troops penned to his mother, “But for the bravery of three companies of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth (colored), our whole regiment would have been captured. As it was, we had to double-quick in, to avoid being cut off by the rebel cavalry. They fought like heroes.”

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July 18th, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner. During this battle, which was immortalized in the 1989 film Glory, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry–one of the first black regiments formed after Congress officially gave permission for black troops to be mustered–bravely led the first assault on the Confederate stronghold on Morris Island, South Carolina. As the regiment leading the assault, casualties were expected to be very high, yet the men of the 54th performed their duty with extreme courage and honor. 272 soldiers from the 54th were either killed, wounded, or captured following the Battle of Fort Wagner; almost all of the regiments commanding officers, including the famous Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, were either killed or wounded during the battle. 

Ultimately, the Union was unsuccessful in capturing Fort Wagner, and all of the regiments that took part in the battle were driven back. Of these regiments, however, the 54th was by far the most well-disciplined and courageous; as other Union regiments retreated, the men of the 54th formed a defensive line across Morris Island to protect other regiments while they attempted to regroup. Sergeant William Carney suffered severe wounds in his arms, legs, and chest as he carried the American flag across the battlefield, yet did not let go of the flag until it was safe behind Union lines; he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions 37 years later. The courage displayed by the 54th during Fort Wagner was so great that even Confederate observers reluctantly commended the regiment for their courage.

“The negroes fought gallantly, and were headed by as brave a colonel as ever lived.” –Confederate Lieutenant Iredell Jones, who observed the 54th’s fateful advance on Fort Wagner.

The bravery of the 54th at the Battle of Fort Wagner was a momentous turning point for blacks in the US military. Though many people in both the North and the South had feared that arming African-Americans was a dangerous move, and that colored troops would be too cowardly and ineffective to do well in battle, the actions of the 54th proved otherwise. The men of the 54th Massachusetts showed that blacks were just as capable as whites in fighting bravely for the United States, and helped to pave the way for other African-American soldiers in years to come.