"Charlotte Forten, Beaufort Hospital" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

"Charlotte Forten, Beaufort Hospital" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

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"Charlotte Forten, Beaufort Hospital" sketch from artist's sketchbook used in the documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. This sketch depicts Charlotte Forten attending to a patient in the hospital, sewing. The sketch on the top left of the page is a close up of her hands sewing and the bottom left of the page shows a profile sketch of Forten. This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.

Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.

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overall: 16 in x 21 in; 40.64 cm x 53.34 cm
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Paul Culberg
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Civil War
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