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"On the Parapets of Battery Wagner" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

"On the Parapets of Battery Wagner" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

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"On the Parapets of Battery Wagner" painted sketch from artist's sketchbook used in The True Story of Glory Continues. The grayscale sketch depicts the death of Col. Shaw (written below in pencil). 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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/8 in x 21 in; 40.9575 cm x 53.34 cm
ID Number
1991.0279.19
accession number
1991.0279
catalog number
1991.0279.19
subject
Motion Pictures
Civil War
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Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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