"The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Morris Island," w/ Joe DiPoli

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Robert Gould Shaw led the 54th Massachusetts into combat and their history was depicted in the 1989 movie Glory! staring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman.

But let's talk about the attack that climaxes the movie when the black regiment attacked Ft Wagner on Morris Island.

The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will welcome the return of Joe DiPoli, the president of the Olde Colony Civil War Roundtable and discuss and interact with attendees on Shaw the men of 54th and their assault. Joe likes to engage the audience and a lively night of history is definitely in store.

Mr. DiPoli is a professor at Salem State University and has a strong interest in history.

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