Col. Shaw: Mr. Rawlins. This morning I-- It would be a great help if I could talk to you about the men from time to time. That's all. Sgt. Rawlins: Shoes, sir. The men need shoes, colonel. Col. Shaw: Yes, I know. I've been after the quartermaster for some time now. Sgt. Rawlins: No, sir. Now. The boy was off trying to find hisself some shoes, colonel. He wants to fight same as the rest of us. More, even.

Sgt. Rawlins tells Col. Shaw that the men are in desperate need of shoes.