Monthly Archives: October 2011

Announcing the Winner of the “To Appomattox” Banner Contest!

We here at the To Appomattox Unofficial Fan Blog wish to congratulate Zachary Levi Bane, the winner of our Banner Contest! He submitted two variations of his banner for us to consider, and both were fantastic to look at. We … 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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“Old, Gloomy Pete:” The Controversial General James Longstreet

One of the four men who will feature prominently in the upcoming miniseries To Appomattox is a controversial figure in the history of the American Civil War. Blamed by some for the South’s defeat in the climactic battle of the … 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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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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Interview with Historian and Historical Adviser Gordon C. Rhea

Considered the foremost authority on the Overland Campaign, historian Gordon C. Rhea has written several books on the subject, including those focusing on the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, as well as the North Anna River Campaign. … Continue reading

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