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The Gettysburg Story

Written on:December 5, 2013
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‘The Gettysburg Story’ film dramatically tells the history of the greatest battle fought in the Western Hemisphere. Narrated by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gettysburg) and directed by Jake Boritt, the stories of characters who experience the battle come alive through dynamic, innovative imagery that captures the historic battleground as you have never seen it before.

Indeed, had a chance over the weekend to watch Jake Boritt’s stunning portrayal of that pivotal historical event in our nation’s history. The video was enchanting and the story captivating. It was indeed told in a fairly unique way visually and narratively. I highly recommend the documentary!

You can watch a trailer, purchase and download it here.

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General Grant and the Rewriting of History

Written on:November 22, 2013

This isn’t a full blown review of Dr. Frank P. Varney’s book, General Grant and the Rewriting of History, as I just started reading some of it yesterday. I’m jumping the gun here abit as after reading the Preface I could not put the book down. I believe it was Machiavelli who declared that you should judge a leader by those he keeps around him; his lieutenants, ect., the quote…

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The Keeping Room… Historical Revisionism?

Written on:November 14, 2013

There’s a new Civil War movie in post-production (meaning its already filmed) that reminds me of Cold Mountain based on its storyline, it’s called, The Keeping Room. It’s by first time writer Julia Hart. The movie stars Sam Worthington who I really liked in Avatar! Here’s the synopsis from the Internet Movie Database: Three Southern women – two sisters and one African American slave – left without men in the…

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BOOK REVIEW: Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories

Written on:November 9, 2013

Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories BY: Ronald S. Coddington Hardcover: 280 pages, 77 halftones Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (August 3, 2004) ISBN-10: 0801878764 ISBN-13: 978-0801878763 This book has obviously been out for a while now and how I came to possess it had nothing to do with the book other than it had a snippet on a soldier in the…

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Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office

Written on:October 12, 2013

“What she did in nursing is incredibly important and we don’t want to diminish that at all. But to say that Clara Barton is a nurse is a gross understatement of her importance. The fact is that she was a relief organizer at a time when women didn’t do that. At a time when women found that they had to get men involved in order to be taken seriously, Clara…

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Civil War Soldiers or Hipsters?

Written on:October 12, 2013

Recently stumbled upon this, very funny!

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This is a Joke Right?

Written on:October 10, 2013

Nope! But our Government and leaders are! If you can make it out, it reads; “Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not operating. For more information, go to www.doi.gov.”

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Civil War in COLOR

Written on:October 7, 2013

This is pretty cool. Two professional colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination with the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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Smithsonian Civil War Studies

Written on:September 14, 2013

Been out of the loop for a month now with my teaching and coaching duties. My HS Football team in the last 3 weeks alone has traveled over 1600 miles to play teams around the state of Colorado. Anyway, I had an article, “Robbed of Glory, the Aftermath of Gettysburg and its impact on Soldiers and Civilians,” published via the Smithsonian last month. Thanks to the Smithsonian it was an…

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