Col. E.N. Hallowell wrote this account of the battle of Fort Wagner almost four months after the attack. He highlighted the fall of the 54th’s commanding officer, Col. Robert G. Shaw; the fight for the colors; and the loss of one-third of the regiment. While this battle is featured in the movie Glory, Colonel Hallowell is not a character in the film. His letter is reproduced from a volume in the regimental files.
National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General's Office