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"To the Right, General"-Hood's Protest by Dale Gallon T&N

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    My hobby is putting together then and nows of the Gettysburg battlefield. I have found and photographed many of the post battle images that appear in William Frassanito's ground breaking book, "Journey in Time". I also like to compare some of the great art work of Gettysburg with the same view seen today. Here is one of my favorite paintings from Dale Gallon depicting "Hood's Protest" to General Longstreet as Hood implores Longstreet to let him take his division to the right and get behind the Yankees, rather than the frontal attack ordered by General Lee. Longstreet insisted that Hood move forward as ordered and, as they say, the rest is history. The setting is in front of the Bushman farm with the Round Tops in the background. As you can see in my now photograph, the scene remains very much the same even after 154 years. (Sorry for the mis-spelling in the title-"General"
     
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    Doesn't get better then that.
     
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    Great work as always. I want that print!
     
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    Fixed. :smile:
     
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  6. mofederal

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    You know I like you're post and I also like this one. A great viewpoint and I like the pic as well as the after photo. Keep up the great work. You have a fan here, and I know there are others.
     
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    One of your best matching perspectives, along with exact setting @Gettysburg Greg (the beards are much more authentic in the painting, than the permanently stamped Gettysburg characters that reside in my head :smile:
     
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    Nicely done Greg,
     
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    I don't think fake beard technology has improved that much at all in the more than 20 years since that movie was made. I can't think of a single fake beard in a movie or show that looks authentic really.
     
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    Great work Greg.

    "General ... I do this under protest!"
     
  11. Tom Elmore

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    That would have been the 1st Texas moving out (to Longstreet's left). Note the flag. I figure the time depicted was about 4:05 p.m., July 2.
     
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    Classic match
     
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    Maybe you're unaware that the good fakes are fake.
     
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    I can hear General Hood now!! "I do this under protest!!!"
     
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    Beautiful painting and an outstanding match with today's scene. Well done!
     
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    Or is he saying, "My horse is bigger than yours!"
    (Sorry, I just can't shake that image of Longstreet's monument pony....)
     
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    Fantastic work. I love it.
     
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  18. John S. Carter

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    This is a very interesting hobby which you have.Have you done this with other battlefields? If you do not mind me asking ,this order from Longstreet seems rather like a he really wants to allow Hood to do this but because he was so against the battle being fought here and not somewhere of his choosing,that he deliberately would rather to carry out Lee's orders than to change them when it may have been adventitious for the army.I base this theory on the fact that Longstreet was there and in command,and battles are won when there is a opportunity to be taken advantage of.This would have been possibly what Jackson would have done or Longstreet of previous battles.
     
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    I've always felt Dale Gallon did the best at capturing scale out of all the painters. Troiani and Rocco may be more accurate, but Gallon really conveys the sense of vast armies clashing on battlefields. I also feel he does a good job of conveying the detritus that armies leave behind on the ground - torn down fences, broken equipment, dropped equipment, etc.

    This painting and the accompanying photo really bring that home. Great post!
     
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    Good stuff, Greg!
    Having seen the movie Gettysburg at the age of 11, I still have to remind myself that hood was not an old man. :smile:
    I wonder how soon after this conversation took place that hood was wounded?
     
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    I would expect not long after. Paging @Tom Elmore for more info.

    "Didn't see muuuch ... boys went in"
     
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