Annie Kneeland Haggerty the Widow of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Colonel Shaw who was portrayed in the movie “Glory” met Annie at a pre Civil War opera party given by Shaw’s sister Susanna and were married on May 2, 1863.

She became a widow at the age of 28 when Col. Shaw was killed at Ft. Wagner. Annie’s story has for the most part been lost. The letters she wrote to Robert Shaw were burned by him at her request. After her husband’s death she lived abroad, she later returned to the US and was an invalid, her ailment is unknown, she never remarried.

The Last Time She Saw Him..

At 9 am, 1,007 black soldiers and 37 white officers of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment began a parade march through the streets of Boston in full dress uniform. Twenty-five-year-old Colonel Robert Gould Shaw rode at the head of the column. Twenty thousand people turned out to see the regiment off. Along the parade route were such dignitaries as Governor John A. Andrew, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips and Frederick Douglass whose sons Charles and Lewis Douglass were members of the 54th. Robert Gould Shaw’s family, including his mother, two of his four sisters and his wife, stood on the second floor balcony of the Sturgis home located at 44 Beacon Street. 

When Colonel Shaw arrived at their location, he looked up and raised his sword to his lips. His seventeen-year-old sister Ellen, recalling how she felt about her brother Rob at that very moment, later wrote, “his face was as the face of an angel and I felt perfectly sure he would never come back.”

“The very flower of grace and chivalry, he seemed to me beautiful and awful, as an angel of God come down to lead the host of freedom to victory.”

- Poet John Greenleaf Whittier’s description of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading the 54th Massachusetts Regiment down Beacon Street and off to war.

Robert Gould Shaw 1837–1863 The Principal Subject of the 1989 Film Glory, Where He is Portrayed by Matthew Broderick.

As Colonel, he commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, which entered the war in 1863. He was killed in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.

The victorious Confederates buried him in a mass grave with many of his men, an act they intended as an insult. Following the battle, commanding Confederate General Johnson Hagood returned the bodies of the other Union officers who had died, but left Shaw’s where it was. Hagood informed a captured Union surgeon that “had he been in command of white troops, I should have given him an honorable burial; as it is, I shall bury him in the common trench with the negroes that fell with him.” Although efforts were made to recover Shaw’s body (which had been stripped and robbed prior to burial), Shaw’s father publicly proclaimed that he was proud to know that his son was interred with his troops, befitting his role as a soldier and a crusader for social justice. In a letter to the regimental surgeon, Lincoln Stone, Frank Shaw wrote:

“We would not have his body removed from where it lies surrounded by his brave and devoted soldiers….We can imagine no holier place than that in which he lies, among his brave and devoted followers, nor wish for him better company. – what a body-guard he has!”

EXO Suho’s Debut Film “Glory Day” Confirms Cast Featuring Shinhwa’s Dongwan, “Angry Mom’s” Ji Soo, and More

The cast lineup for EXO member Suho’s debut filmGlory Day” has been finalized!

Suho will be joined by up-and-coming rookie actor Ji Soo, who has been making a splash on MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama “Angry Mom,” Shinhwa’s Dongwan, and actors Ryu Joon Yeol and Kim Hee Chan.

“Glory Day” is the first winner of CJ E&M’s rookie director project “Butterfly Project Contest.” The film will be produced by Bori Pictures and helmed by director Choi Jeong Yeol who has received awards for best short film at both the Blue Dragon Awards and Grand Bell Awards.

Lim Soon Rae of Bori Pictures comments, “As it’s a film that requires actors with synergy that can bring the energetic story to life, we took our time and put in great effort to find new faces. They are fresh youthful faces, but you can also expect them to be the ones to take up the mantle of the next generation of cinema.”

“Glory Day” tells the coming-of-age story of four adolescents whose lives are changed after an incident on a fateful night. Filming is slated to begin on May 1.


[15.04.29] Shinhwa′s Kim Dong Wan Cast in Film ′Glory Day′ with EXO′s Su Ho, Jisoo, and More

Making a comeback as an actor, Shinhwa′s Kim Dong Wan has recently been cast in the upcoming film, Glory Day.

Directed by Choi Jung Yeol, Glory Day is about four 20-year old friends and an event that shakes up their lives. EXO′s Su Ho, Ji Soo, Ryu Jun Yeol, and Kim Hee Chan have been cast in the movie as well.

Kim Dong Wan has proven himself as an actor, appearing in various dramas, including Good-bye Sadness, Climax, Cheer Up Mr. Kim!, as well as the film Deranged, which received much success.

He′s also filming the short film A Spring Flower with Choi Pillip and Fujii Mina.

His agency, CI ENT, stated, “Kim Dong Wan has been confirmed to appear in the movie Glory Day. It′s an honor to be part of a project that many movie fanatics have their eyes on, and we anticipate that Kim Dong Wan will show new colors, returning as ′movie actor′ Kim Dong Wan. As he is filming the short film A Spring Flower, which will be his screen comeback project in three years, please look forward and show interest to Kim Dong Wan as he shows many different images as a movie actor.“

Glory Day will begin filming in early May.

Meanwhile, Kim Dong Wan will stand as the MC for the opening ceremony of the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival on April 30.  - @OfficialMWave

✦ Read about ‘Glory Day’ @ dramabeans
JIFF Red Carpet Ceremony starts at 6:00pm, followed by Opening Ceremony at 7:00pm


“I want you to prove yourselves. The eyes of thousands will look on what you do tonight.”

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw~

To the 54th Massachusetts- Morris Island South Carolina, Battle of Fort Wagner July 18, 1863


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Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th -Glory a 1989 film which retells the story of a regiment of black soldiers in the Civil War.  There was a free schools booklet on the film produced by Film Education. In this scene: The 650 men of the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the advance of 5,000 soldiers up the beach, behind their 25-year-old Colonel, Robert Gould Shaw. At 600 yards from the walls of Ft. Wagner, Shaw ordered his men to fix bayonets… at 200 yards, the unharmed Confederates, who had emerged from their bombproofs, began firing… at 100 yards, Shaw shouted “Charge!” and within seconds, hundreds of Confederate infantrymen appeared on the parapet, and opened a blistering fire of musketry and artillery. Shaw and dozens of his men were soon killed on the slope of the fort’s walls, and in the growing darkness lit only by the guns, men sliced at each other with swords, knives and bayonets, clubbed each other with musket butts, and even fought hand to hand. “Our men fell like grass before the sickle,” one Union survivor later recalled. By 1:00 a.m., the battle was over. The Union forces endured frightful losses, and the first rays of the sun illuminated the true measure of the carnage. Of the 5,000 who began the charge, 1,527 were casualties. Of those 650 men in the 54th Massachusetts, 272 were killed, wounded or captured, meaning that this one regiment lost more men in the battle than all of the Confederates engaged, who lost just 222 men. Although efforts were made to recover Shaw’s body (which had been stripped and robbed prior to burial), Shaw’s father publicly proclaimed that he was proud to know that his son was interred with his troops, befitting his role as a soldier and a crusader for emancipation. In a letter to the regimental surgeon, Lincoln Stone, Frank Shaw wrote:

“We would not have his body removed from where it lies surrounded by his brave and devoted soldiers….We can imagine no holier place than that in which he lies, among his brave and devoted followers, nor wish for him better company. – what a body-guard he has!”


Historian Bruce Catton. Wiki. and Film

[News] Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan cast for film ‘Glory Day’..shooting starts next month

Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan will be appearing in the film ‘Glory Day’, which will start shooting on the 1st next month.

The film’s director Choi Jungyul is a renowned figure, who previously won awards for Best Short Film at the Blue Dragon Awards and Daejong Film Awards. ‘Glory Day’ will be about a night’s events that change the lives of four 20-year-old friends. It also cast MBC drama ‘Angry Mom’s’ Jisoo, EXO’s Suho, Ryu Joonyeol, and Kim Heechan.

Kim Dongwan has become known as a seasoned actor through pieces such as ‘A Farewell to Sorrow’, ‘The Peak’, and ‘Cheer Up, Mr. Kim’. He even broke into the big screen in 2012 through the film ‘Deranged’, building an impressive filmography and drawing praise from movie fans and critics.

He is now looking to a big screen return with ‘Springtime Fantasy’, which also stars Choi Philip and Fujii Mina.

His agency CI ENT commented, “Kim Dongwan has been cast for the film ‘Glory Day’. We’re honored he’ll be part of a piece that has been the center of attention for many movie fans, and we hope his work will show a new side to him, especially for fans who’ve waited for his return as an actor. He’s also in the process of shooting the short film ‘Springtime Fantasy’, which will be his first movie in three years, so we hope to see your continued support.”

In the meantime, Kim Dongwan will host the opening ceremony of the ‘16th Jeonju International Film Festival’ with actress and announcer Kim Sungmin on the 30th at the Jeonju Sports Complex.

Source: Osen

omnishambles8 I may or may not have acquired a copy of our favorite movie of 2015 so far ;D

So next time you are in Glasgow, we need to experience the train wreck which is Jupiter Ascending again! I might have to find some way to super glue James onto the sofa in order to make him watch it again though haha!