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The boys got their dander up

11 years 8 months ago #1 by Amish John

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  • Just a little something to put you rebs in the mood...



    A great rendition of this song.

    You can get farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

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    11 years 8 months ago #2 by Kerflumoxed

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  • A post-war song, but a great version by Hoyt Axton!

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    "Boys, if we have to stand in a straight line as stationary targets for the Yankees to shoot at, this old Texas Brigade is going to run like hell!" J. B. Poley, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade

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    11 years 8 months ago - 11 years 8 months ago #3 by Garnier44

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  • I couldn't resist..

    "The boys got their dander up. We deployed the whole division and went after 'em, we just about had 'em running when all the sudden they got up infantry support.. we got pushed back. But then we, then we reformed and tried again. We couldn't just leave it to 'em sauh. But now there's more yankee infantry coming up--I don't know how many. But I don't know what else we could'a done, it started out as a minor scrap with a few m'lisha and next thing I know, I'm tanglin' with half the union army!"

    I could probably quote the entire movie with the accents :P
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    11 years 8 months ago #4 by 2nd Kentucky

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  • I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.

    "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."-John Wayne

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    11 years 8 months ago #5 by Amish John

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  • 2nd Kentucky wrote:

    I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.


    It was my privilege to have been part of a color guard in Kemper's brigade in the Pickett's Charge scenes in the movie. We advanced across the ground of the Spangler farm on the actual location where it happened 128 years earlier. Also I switched uniforms and was a soldier in Hay's division waiting behind the stone wall near the Bryan barn to receive our Southern "guests". Quite an experience. Anyone else here participate in the movie?

    You can get farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

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    11 years 8 months ago #6 by 2nd Kentucky

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  • Amish John wrote:

    2nd Kentucky wrote:

    I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.


    It was my privilege to have been part of a color guard in Kemper's brigade in the Pickett's Charge scenes in the movie. We advanced across the ground of the Spangler farm on the actual location where it happened 128 years earlier. Also I switched uniforms and was a soldier in Hay's division waiting behind the stone wall near the Bryan barn to receive our Southern "guests". Quite an experience. Anyone else here participate in the movie?


    Man, that is awesome? Would you care to point out which one you are?

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    11 years 8 months ago #7 by Amish John

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  • 2nd Kentucky wrote:

    Amish John wrote:

    2nd Kentucky wrote:

    I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.


    It was my privilege to have been part of a color guard in Kemper's brigade in the Pickett's Charge scenes in the movie. We advanced across the ground of the Spangler farm on the actual location where it happened 128 years earlier. Also I switched uniforms and was a soldier in Hay's division waiting behind the stone wall near the Bryan barn to receive our Southern "guests". Quite an experience. Anyone else here participate in the movie?


    Man, that is awesome? Would you care to point out which one you are?


    No closeups where you could recognize me. Some of my friends, though, got in some closeups. I did get to meet Martin Sheen.

    You can get farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

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    11 years 8 months ago #8 by CheathamHill

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  • Amish John wrote:

    2nd Kentucky wrote:

    I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.


    It was my privilege to have been part of a color guard in Kemper's brigade in the Pickett's Charge scenes in the movie. We advanced across the ground of the Spangler farm on the actual location where it happened 128 years earlier. Also I switched uniforms and was a soldier in Hay's division waiting behind the stone wall near the Bryan barn to receive our Southern "guests". Quite an experience. Anyone else here participate in the movie?


    Missed out on the first one.

    However, I participated in Gods & Generals a few years later

    As well as Class of '61, Last Confederate Widow, Sweet home Alabama, and A Perfect Tribute

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    11 years 8 months ago #9 by JReynolds

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  • It is too bad there hasn't been another good Civil War movie released recently. Gods and Generals wasn't good at all and it left out pieces that would have been really entertaining. I like Gettysburg b/c of the fact it was one battle and the story itself is great. I guess that is why they won't make a feature length film called "Kernstown"

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    11 years 8 months ago #10 by CheathamHill

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  • JReynolds wrote:

    It is too bad there hasn't been another good Civil War movie released recently. Gods and Generals wasn't good at all and it left out pieces that would have been really entertaining. I like Gettysburg b/c of the fact it was one battle and the story itself is great. I guess that is why they won't make a feature length film called "Kernstown"


    Things are currently in the works for my screenplay on the Kennesaw Mountain campaign..more specifically the fight at Cheatham Hill between June 27th-July,3rd 1864.
    Talks are underway with a major Netowrk/Motion Picture company

    Stay Tuned ;)

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    11 years 8 months ago #11 by JReynolds

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  • That would be fun watch! I enjoyed visiting Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield.

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    11 years 8 months ago #12 by Kerflumoxed

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  • Amish John wrote:

    2nd Kentucky wrote:

    I hear ya, I have watched that movie so much, I had a dream in which I was in the 20th Maine and eveybody said exactly what they did in the movie.


    It was my privilege to have been part of a color guard in Kemper's brigade in the Pickett's Charge scenes in the movie. We advanced across the ground of the Spangler farm on the actual location where it happened 128 years earlier. Also I switched uniforms and was a soldier in Hay's division waiting behind the stone wall near the Bryan barn to receive our Southern "guests". Quite an experience. Anyone else here participate in the movie?


    Yep! Along with North & South Pts. 1 & 2, The Blue and Gray; Son of Morning Star, Dances With Wolves; and a few of the old Classic Images films including Shiloh and Gettysburg, both at the 125th anniversary's. In the Shiloh film, I reversed roles and was a (SHUDDER) Nationalist First Sgt. in a company commanded by Cal Kinzer (for those old reenactor heads). At the Classic Images GB I was a Company Commander in the 6th Brigade.

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    11 years 8 months ago #13 by Jack ONeill

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  • Was in the Classic Images film also -

    1st. Corporal, 1st. Company, (Made up of elements of the 47th, 44th, 55th, 8th and 9th. VA regiments), 1st. Battalion, 3rd. brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.

    You can see my company sweep across the camera from left to right about halfway through the film in 2nd. Day action. Fought through the whole weekend. Our Battalion formed on the right of the brigade line in the 3rd. wave of Picketts assault. Our Company went in with 3 Officers and 31 Men. We came out with 8-9, of which 4 were wounded, 3 being carried. Once we were in action, we were flanked on the right, wheeled right and opened fire. Our firefight lasted literally less than 5 minutes. Men fell faster than I could keep track. We broke, falling back carrying what wounded we could pick up. Brutal.

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