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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
well dang nabit, we need to change the rules then!!!who do I call?? A grass roots campaign!! Maybe a boycott...strike!!Thanks for the vote of confidence, oldman, but since I'm he host of he Stonewall Jackson forum, I'm inellegible.
The only reason for this is that James cannot wear two green ribbons.well dang nabit, we need to change the rules then!!!who do I call?? A grass roots campaign!! Maybe a boycott...strike!!
well, nap time now. Sire, the peasants are revolting!! Yes indeed, they are!!
Question James...While working on this film Is there any thing quirky, or a less known fact of a historical person, general, capt, etc. or regiment that you have gained new knowledge of ? Thank you.
I would say no to the first question because I knew so little about raising black regiments or the war around Charleston in the first place. I'd read The Sable Arm and knew in a general way about the Union naval attack on Ft. Sumter by the monitors; about all I knew about the 54th Mass. was what could be gathered from the famous ca. 1890 Kurz and Allison print! Since then, I read Joseph Glatthaar's very much more informative and relevant Forged in Battle - The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers as well as the classics, One Gallant Rush about Shaw himself and Army Life in a Black Regiment - if you want a "quirky" character, the author of the latter book, abolitionist Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson's your man! Prior to the film I had NO knowledge of ANY of this though, so it was all quite new to me!What a great time you must have had! Anything in the future?
Actually, since part of OUR function ( the Reenactor Core Group ) was to oversee things for authenticity we would've corrected this had they been adjustable! Look again at the boxes and their straps, which were tacked or even stapled to the wooden blocks and couldn't be shortened. They'd deliberately been made long to accommodate a tall man with the sorry-looking result seen here. They held up poorly, too, so that by the end of filming three months later they were in really bad shape.FANTASTIC! Also quite evident in the extras' uniforms is the fad that began in the 1980's and, unfortunately, carries on to this day with many 'enactors...wearing your 'couters low enough to bruise your knees and thighs....
I think I get your drift, and yes that could've been a problem! In case anyone doesn't know, that was an amphibious expedition; I think the ( nowhere stated ) idea was that they were marching only from their point of disembarkation to the town and back - presumably the horses for the officers were brought along onboard ship.James , did you have a little trouble figuring out how they decided to run down to Darian and ransack and burn and then get back to Beaufort that same day on a horse ?