* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming - Several, including the scene of the 54th advancing down the lines of other Union soldiers to get to Fort Wagner in total silence... until one man, who had earlier belittled and insulted the black regiment when they were being used just for labor, yells "Give 'em Hell, 54th!" at which point everyone starts cheering them on.
* Trip telling the 54th infantry that "Y'all's the onliest family I got."
* Upon finding out his troops were getting paid less then white troops of the same rank Shaw tears up his paycheck in solidarity with their protest.