Monthly Archives: September 2011

Casting Update (9/27/2011)

Here is some of the latest news regarding casting for To Appomattox, according to the official website for the series. Rob Lowe, best known for his role as Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing,” and as Billy Hicks in St. … 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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September Eleventh: Ten Years Later

On this day in 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes with the intent to use them as weapons. Three reached their targets. A fourth was forced down when the passengers tried to retake the plane. Here, we shall look at that … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant: Hero of the North

“Lee’s army will be your objective. Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also.” With that order given to George Gordon Meade, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant changed the strategy of the … 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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Sunday Morning Serial: “Hell at the Bloody Lane”

“Hell at the Bloody Lane” The Sunken Road, near Sharpsburg, Maryland September 17, 1862 As the Irish Brigade of the Union made their late morning assault against the Confederate position dug in on a sunken farm lane, chaplain Father William … Continue reading

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William T. Sherman: Hero or Villain?

The upcoming miniseries “To Appomattox” features a character from history that has generated much controversy since the American Civil War. To this day, there are many in the South that view this man as the greatest villain in American history. … Continue reading

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