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A Tale of War And Courage

First there was Peter Burchard’s “One Gallant Rush” (1965), retitled “Glory” to tie in with the motion picture. Then there was the motion picture, “Glory” (1989), starring Denzel Washington. Now there’s the new book, “On the Other Side of Glory,” important not because the earlier book or film didn’t tell the compelling story of the famed black Civil War regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, but because neither looked at the actual men who showed their bravery at the ill-fated assault on Fort Wagner, S.C., in July 1863.

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