Skip to main content

Hollywood History

May 2024
1min read

I read with interest the editor’s comments about being a historical adviser for the film Glory . Obviously his purview did not include the music. I noted a glaring error when I first saw the film: the music in the Yankee camp as the 54th marched back after its first (and successful) combat with Southern troops. The song being played was “The Bonnie Blue Flag!”—about as appropriate as U.S. troops entering Paris to the strains of “Das Horst Wessel Lied”!

We hope you enjoy our work.

Please support this magazine of trusted historical writing, now in its 75th year, and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.