By BRUCE SMITH
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of re-enactors gathered at Fort Moultrie in South Carolina to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famed Civil War attack by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Prayers, a wreath-laying, candlelight and period music were held Friday as re-enactors observed the attack on Battery Wagner that debunked the myth that black soldiers could not fight.
Re-enactors traveled by boat to Morris Island where the attack took place. This year, in addition to black re-enactors, there were others dressed as Confederate troops.
Joe McGill, a Charleston re-enactor said Thursday's commemoration on Sullivan's Island brings wide attention to the fight chronicled in the movie "Glory." A free, outdoor screening of the movie will be held at Marion Square on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Events commemorating the attack continue through Sunday, when a monument to the 54th is unveiled in Charleston at the Battery.