Even though the 54th Massachusetts lost half of their numbers during the climactic battle, Glory remains one of the best Civil War films. The film mixes both real and fictional people in their efforts to tell the 54th’s story. Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is the 54th’s commanding officer. His letters also help to inform the film’s script. Shaw is joined by friend Major Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes) in his efforts to command the…"Glory: One of The Best Civil War Movies"