Re Gods and Generals
To add some thoughts to Ollie G's kind post, G and G is most
definitely NOT a movie in the lines of Gettysburg.
Let us all hope the general public who may go to see G and G
will be spurred and motivated to look into the Civil War in
all its complexities much as Gettysburg of ten years ago
spurred many others. Let us also hope that G and G will
re-ignite interest in many other Americans much like
Gettysburg (which followed somewhat shortly after Ken Burns'
Civil War series, IIRC), which certainly not only re-ignited
my own interest in the ACW but spurred me on to different
levels of involvement. Today, thanks to the Burns series and
Gettysburg I am a living historian of the Civil War, an
amateur Civil War historian, a writer of a column on a Civil
War website and working on a historical fiction novel based
on the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Not too shabby a result
for a miniseries and a movie!
Finally, I hope G and G will help us to remember and honor
the memories of the common soldiers of the Civil War...for G
and G is as much their story as it is the stories of Lee,
Jackson, Hancock and Chamberlain.
Your humble and obdt. servant,
G. E. (Gerry) Mayers,
Nelson's Signal Company,
A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the
field on which he has nobly laid down his
." --General Robert Edward Lee
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