African American Sentiments

For those people who did not study the Civil War or doesnft know anything about the Civil War, there were many African Americans fighting too. Before the Civil War, the African Americans that were not freed by their landowners were treated poorly. Some left their family in the south and escaped to the north in hope to get more freedom and also to help bring an end to slavery. After the battle at Antietam, many African Americans were allowed to enroll in the war. Many of them wanted to fight for one single purpose and that was to bring an end to slavery. In the movie gGlory,h the director focused on the African American in the north that fought in the 54th regiment led by Colonel Robert ...

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the people where used to the idea that different color skinned people worked as slaves. In gGlory,h Colonel Montgomery, Sargent Mocati (the Sargent that trained and prepared them for war) and the colonel that was in charge of distributing necessities, served as the people who discriminated the African American soldiers. When in training, Sargent remained strict towards the training of the African American soldiers even after his short talk with Robert about being too harsh on the soldiers and stuff. I think he was racist against the soldiers because if the solders were white, he probably wouldnft treat them the same way. When he was teaching the soldiers how to march, some of them couldnft tell the difference between left and right. He acted as if all African Americans were uneducated and they were hopeless to teach. Shoes were an essential part of training. Many of the African American soldiers didnft even have decent shoes when they enrolled for the war. Naturally, after ...

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