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    Fort Wagner.  A frontal assault by Union troops against the earthen fortress of Fort Wagner produced heavy Federal casualties.  Fighting with the historic 54th Massachusetts, William Carney, a former slave, earned the Medal of Honor for his efforts at Fort Wagner.  Denzel Washington would earn the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the 1989 movie Glory, where Washington portrayed a soldier in the 54th Massachusetts.

    Did you Know? The Civil War Trust partnered with local preservation groups to save 117 acres of Morris Island, where Fort Wagner was located.

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    Fort Wagner.  A frontal assault by Union troops against the earthen fortress of Fort Wagner produced heavy Federal casualties.  Fighting with the historic 54th Massachusetts, William Carney, a former slave, earned the Medal of Honor for his efforts at Fort Wagner.  Denzel Washington would earn the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the 1989 movie Glory, where Washington portrayed a soldier in the 54th Massachusetts.

    Did you Know? The Civil War Trust partnered with local preservation groups to save 117 acres of Morris Island, where Fort Wagner was located.

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