Tag Archives: Ulysses S. Grant

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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Daily Mail Article on Rob Lowe Gives Possible Information About Network/Production Company for “Grant vs. Lee” (UPDATED)

On February 5th, the Daily Mail, a newspaper from Great Britain, published an article online about Rob Lowe, the actor currently slated to portray Ulysses S. Grant in the upcoming To Appomattox/Grant vs. Lee miniseries. The article mainly covers his … 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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Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: The Battle of Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863.

“To Appomattox” will give viewers a chance to view some of the most important battles of the American Civil War, many of which have never been dramatized on film. One of those battles took place in November of 1863, when … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Casting Update (1/27/12)

Some of the latest casting updates, according to the official website. Some are changes within the current cast, while the other is a new addition. First, the casting changes: Rob Lowe, who was originally cast as James Longstreet, is now … 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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