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Armed & Bespectacled

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Private Watkins, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. M E Wolf

    M E Wolf Colonel Retired Moderator

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    I believe you are referring to General John F. Reynolds who met General John (Jno) Buford at the Lutheran Seminary, using the cupola as an observation and signal vantage point. General Reynolds when dispatching his staff, asked ..."Joe, how can you see out of those things...." then went on with his instructions. This scene is not in the original DVD release but the later version "Director's Cut" --it may be on YouTube as edited out portions of "Gettysburg."

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  3. Northern Light

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    Of course! Well at least I had the day right! My sister watches a movie once, and remembers all the scenes, what music was played, who said what, when. I remember if I liked it or not, most of the time. Sigh!
     
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    I haven't had contact with the museum coordinator in some time. I should send a communique and ask about one. I have to ask him about a home for one of the pontoons we built for 150 Fredericksburg. I'm hoping either the Engineer museum or the Carlisle Museum will be interested in a full size 100% authentic bateaux.
     
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    Lovely-lets hope!
     
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  6. M E Wolf

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    Drats, sorry Ray Ball -- he thought I had one :frown: for sale :frown: :frown:

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    One has to remember Colonel Charles Marshall, Aide-de-Camp to R. E. Lee wore glasses.

    AdCtoLee-Title page and picture C.Marshall 001.jpg

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    General George Chapman
    At the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, he resigned his clerk position to volunteer in the Union Army. On November 2 he was commissioned a major in the 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Chapman briefly led the cavalry division of the Army of the Ohio in May of the following year. Transferring to the infantry, he commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac until June 27, 1862.[1]

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    Chapman as a colonel in the Union Army
    Chapman was promoted to lieutenant colonel on October 25, 1862.[1] He fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August, the Battle of Antietam in September, and the Battle of Fredericksburg in December.[2] On March 12, 1863, Chapman was promoted to colonel,[1] and that May he participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville.[3]

    Returning to the cavalry service, Chapman led his regiment during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Here his command was part of Col. Thomas C. Devin's brigade, and was noted as the first Union soldiers to engage Confederate forces approaching Gettysburg via the Cashtown road.[4] Shortly after the battle, Chapman was given brigade command in the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac until March 1864.[1]

    Chapman participated in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 against Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's forces, lasting from May to October.[3] He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on July 21. Chapman led a cavalry brigade in the Union Army of the Shenandoah from August 6 until September 19, when he was wounded during the Third Battle of Winchester. Recovered by the following month, Chapman resumed leading a cavalry brigade in the Shenandoah Valley.[1]

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    Chapman (seated) and his staff during the American Civil War
    Beginning on January 5, 1865, Chapman led a cavalry division of the Army of the Shenandoah.[5] After the Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia on March 2, he was ordered to remain in the Shenandoah Valley while the rest of the Union forces headed for Petersburg, Virginia. Chapman had with him now three small regiments and a few artillery pieces to hold the Valley.[3] Near the end of the war he was brevetted to major general in the Union Army on March 13, in recognition of his performance at Winchester in September 1864. Beginning on April 19, 1865, he was given command of the cavalry division assigned to Washington, D.C.[1] -Wikipedia
     
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    This is a very good topic/thread. Interesting how many folks used glasses.

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    Brevet Brigadier General Charles Van Wyck
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    New York State Military Museum photo

    Charles Henry Van Wyck (May 10, 1824 – October 24, 1895) was a Representative from New York, a Senator from Nebraska, and a Union ArmyBrigadier general in the American Civil War....

    Van Wyck delivered a harsh anti-slavery speech on the House floor on March 7, 1860, which denounced the
    Southern states for the "crime against the laws of God and nature."[1] The speech was widely reported. On February 22, 1861, Van Wyck was assaulted near the Capital building by three men in an assassination attempt, an attack which was reported as related to the prior year's speech.[2] Van Wyck fought off the attack, surviving only because of a book and congressional records which he had kept in the breast pocket of his coat had blocked the blade of a Bowie knife.[2] The three men fled and were never identified. This was also the same night as an alleged attempt was made to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore, Maryland....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Van_Wyck
     
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    Do we know if that aide named Joe in the movie is a real guy?
     
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    Yes, this is supposed to be Joseph George Rosengarten, the Ordnance Officer (by the way present at Harper's Ferry during John Brown's raid.). Pfanz wrote that Rosengarten was sent to warn the townsfolk and returned with mud-covered face and glasses; and Reynolds joking about it.
     
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