What Is The Cause Of Captain Robert Shaw's War?

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Captain Robert Shaw is injured at the Battle of Antietam and is sent to Boston on medical leave where he is recommended for a promotion to the rank of Colonel, and control of the first all-black regiment, which he accepts. In camp, Trip is caught leaving and Shaw orders him to be whipped in front of the troops. Soon after, Shaw is told that Trip had left to find new shoes. Shaw finds out that shoes and socks were in stock but were being rejected to his soldiers because of their race. He defends his Regiment again when black soldiers were paid less than whites. On the way to fight in the war, the 54th is ordered to sack a Georgia town and burn it. After first rejecting, Shaw obeys the order and the town is destroyed. Their first battle is a
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