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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Thirty years ago today, February 21, 1989 the crew of Glory began a week in another of Savannah, Georgia's "suburbs" called Rose Dhu Island Park where we filmed the Battle of Johnson's Island. After two glorious early Spring days, the night of the 22-23 turned bitterly cold and for the first time in three years - or so we were told - it SNOWED! I have never understood how it was the set crew removed the snow from several acres over which we had been filming, but as the photo above shows it was all gone by the time we arrived. Marching at my right is First Sergeant Robert "Bob" Johnson, an actual twenty-five-year veteran of the United States Army who had only recently retired and come to help us with the Background Company seen here. Below, an enlargement of the photo, the only one I have showing this particular event during the production; for additional information, please see: https://www.civilwartalk.com/threads/twenty-five-years-ago-my-brush-with-glory.95319/post-807607
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from vacation trips, reenactments, or what-have-you to share with readers is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly feature!