Sorry here’s the link.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be in Buford’s command that day.
Whenever we watch the movie, I find myself talking out loud at the screen, telling Lee not to walk those men across that open field. It was a moment of madness.
Without Gettysburg, we would never know of Joshua Chamberlain.
That reminds me....it’s been too long since I watched Gettysburg. Thanks.
Thanks for the reminder. I need to plan for a trip to Gettysburg next year.
One thing about the movie. I’ don’t think Little Round Top had trees, back then. I am under the impression that Little Round Top had been logged off, and was bare of cover.
My wife’s gg grandmother Virginia Barksdale Wade’s brother General William Barksdale was killed second day near the Plum Run by Willard’s New York “Harpers Ferry Brigade”...
Colonel Willard perished as well in his efforts
leading from the front has it’s drawbacks
We still tend to their family plot here in middle TN though the General is buried in Jackson MS where he and his brother had moved to start cotton and lumber and newspaper endeavors as well as a law practice
and lastly...Chamberlain even though later an eloquent speaker/politician said none of that modern day racial equality rhetoric attributed to him in the movie...likely Jeff Daniels and directors throwing a bone in the PC bowl for hungry dogs
Four of my great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy (Virginia), only one was at Gettysburg. He was a private in the 49th Virginia Infantry. My wife’s great-grandfather was in a NC unit and was captured at Gettysburg on July 3rd. He died as a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware and is buried in New Jersey.