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THE GETTYSBURG DIARY: The Glorious Fourth (Saturday, July 4th, 1863)

July of 1776 proved to be a pivotal day in the history of the American colonies. In this month, the thirteen separate “countries” finally banded together as one country: the United States of America. On July 2nd, the 2nd Continental … Continue reading

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“Henceforth, and Forever Free:” The Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Later

The miniseries To Appomattox/Grant vs. Lee, will take a look at one of the most important documents ever to come out of a Presidential administration. Here, we shall take a look at the Emancipation Proclamation, and how it changed the … 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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What We Want to See, Volume IV: A Strong, Character-driven Narrative

We’ve talked a lot in the last two “What We Want to See” articles about a lot of the battle scenes and other elements that are to take place in To Appomattox. From recreating the hells of war, to the … Continue reading

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A President’s Day Look at Abraham Lincoln

The other day, my friend and colleague, Greg Caggiano, posted an article on a new colorized version of one of Abraham Lincoln’s last photos. Since then, a number of people have commented on the article, debating Lincoln’s presidency on several … 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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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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Differing Portrayals of the Great Emancipator: “To Appomattox” and Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Biopic

As pre-production continues on the upcoming miniseries To Appomattox, filming has recently begun on Lincoln, a biopic about Union President Abraham Lincoln from Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg. Both projects will feature Lincoln as a major character, as he struggles … 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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