- At 4:59 PM +0000 8/8/04, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> From: alexander steinmetz <alexandersteinmetz2000@...>Greetings:
>Subject: Re: best civil war movies
>alexandersteinmetz2000@... wrote:although the war will never
>be truly reconstructed in movies what movie(s) do you guys think
>best brings out what the civil war must have been like? i.e. Glory,
>Wicked spring, Andersonville, Gods and generals.
I have always liked Glory the best. We don't have the tubby
bearded guys (TBG) and I think the combat scenes are just excellent.
G and G is just terrible.
Dr. Laurence Dana Schiller 19th Century Personalities
Department of History William Bradshaw, Co. F 2nd WI
Head Fencing Coach George Hammitt, Co. H 104th Ill
Official Sports site: http://nusports.ocsn.com/
Student web site: http://groups.northwestern.edu/fencing/
- Am waiting to view the quite new "Shot to Pieces" and "Wicked
Spring" via my NetFlix account. Will report back on them in a few
weeks [they're way down on my queue].
Have always had a soft spot in my [brain?] heart for "Red Badge of
Courage" with Audie Murphy. Some hokey scenes, but also some
touching and poignant ones, too; the scene I most like is the
general on horseback visiting each of his regiments telling his men
to fight like the devil then asking them what's for dinner tonight
and promising to drop by to share their victuals.
"Gettysburg," of course; "Glory," naturally. For the Civil War parts
at the start, "Dances With Wolves." "Gone With The Wind," sure
enough. "Cold Mountain" is acceptable, despite all the changes from
the book. "Gods & Generals," now don't throw stuff at me, was OK in
its theatrical release form; I want to reserve final judgement
once/if an extended format is released ["signs point to yes" comes
up in my "Magic 8-Ball" so Ted T. & Co. must be working on it as I
type]. "Birth Of A Nation" wasn't too laborious, just had to keep
telling myself to remember the time period in which it was
I'm posting this before reading other folks' posts, and it's past my
bedtime, so I've most likely not thought of some other obvious ones.
- Hi Laurence,
I read your note, would like to know specifically
about the war in Jackson county Missouri: were there
just field hospitals or any regular ones for the wounded?
Also I can't find any details about the destruction of
Sibley, battles of Blue Springs, pink hill,or
I live in Denver so I can't research in person
all, help appreciated