Category Archives: General

Happy New Year from the “To Appomattox” Fan Blog!

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already upon us. 2012 seems to have just flown by. It was a good year for the blog, as we conducted several interviews with several historians involved in making “To Appomattox/Grant vs. Lee” … Continue reading

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The “To Appomattox” Blog: One-Year Anniversary Retrospective!

“Wow!” That is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the date on the calendar: August 25th. It was a year ago today that Greg Caggiano and myself started the blog together. We were writing on the … Continue reading

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Colorized Photo of Abraham Lincoln Breathes New Life Into History

The colorization of black-and-white imagery has developed a bad stigma over the years, because more often than not, it damages the integrity of the original product. At some point or another, we have all seen a film from the 1930′s … Continue reading

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2012: A Look Ahead

A new year is upon us. For many, 2012 is seen as the final year of the Mayan Calendar, with some predicting the end of all things. But for those of us who are sane, and interested in things other … Continue reading

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Civil War Journal: The Human Element of War

Whenever we think about the American Civil War, perhaps we look back to the old, foggy black-and-white images and yellowed pages of history textbooks that we were forced to study in school, or even the idea of such that has … Continue reading

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The Mighty “Stonewall:” General Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Although the majority of To Appomattox will be devoted to the characters of Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman, James Longstreet and Abraham Lincoln, other prominent historical figures will feature in the miniseries. Among them will be … Continue reading

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Producer Michael Beckner’s Ghostly Encounter With a Civil War Soldier

Over on my other blog, I am running a special column this October called “Haunted History”, where I am trying to get filmmakers and historians from around the country to send me any paranormal encounters they may have had on … Continue reading

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D.B Sweeney and the Challenging Role of George McClellan

“Tragicomic” was the word that historian James M. McPherson used to describe Union General George B. McClellan, when I interviewed him last year. After studying the Civil War, and Little Mac himself, for years, I am a hundred percent sure … Continue reading

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Five-Star Civil War Dining in Your Own Home

With hundreds of recipes on-line for the gourmet Civil War cuisine known as hardtack, I decided to go with the simplest one imaginable, since I’m more of a cook than a baker. With just four cups of flour, four teaspoons … Continue reading

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What We Want to See Vol. 1: Realistic Reenactors and a Level of Violence

After reading through countless forums and discussion boards involving the To Appomattox series project, the one thing I notice being said with some repetition is to the effect of, “Please don’t mess this up!”. While I can assure you that … Continue reading

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