Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What gallant act does Armistead do during Pickett's Charge to rally the men forward?||Gettysburg
He puts his hat on his sword and charges forward.. Armistead's men make one of the greatest penetrations of the Union line in Pickett's Charge. He bravely thrusts his sword through his hat and tells the men to go forward with him.
|What does Armistead give Longstreet to give to Union General Hancock's wife?||Gettysburg
his Bible. The night before Pickett's Charge, Armistead gives his Bible to Longstreet to give to Mrs. Hancock after the war was over. This request was kept by Longstreet, and he did indeed present Mrs. Hancock Lewis Armistead's Bible.
|When General Longstreet visits the injured General Hood in the field hospital, what comment does he make to Longstreet just before he falls asleep?||Gettysburg
'Worst ground I ever saw.'. General Hood was shot in the arm at Devil's Den trying to attack the Union Army on Little Round Top. The ground at Devil's Den is populated with massive bolders, making the attack difficult. Therefore, General Hood truthfully told Longstreet that it was "the worst ground I ever saw."
|What "E.T." cast member plays Tom Chamberlain, Joshua Chamberlain's younger brother?||Gettysburg
C. Thomas Howell. C. Thomas Howell played Tyler in "E.T.".
|What does the 20th Maine, under Joshua Chamberlain's command, receive on the way to Gettysburg?||Gettysburg
120 men from the 2nd Maine. One hundred and twenty men of the 2nd Maine tried to defect when the 2nd Maine was dissolved. They had signed three year contracts and were forced to remain in the army and be handed over the the 20th Maine regiment.
|What does Union General Buford predict if the Confederates seize the high ground at Gettysburg?||Gettysburg
We will have the Devil to pay.. Buford clearly sees the the outcome if the Union Army neglects to take the high ground at Gettysburg and sternly says, "We will have the Devil to pay..." if we do not seize it.
|What request does Harrison make of Longstreet when he brings him the news of the location of the Union Army?||Gettysburg
He asks for a cigar.. When Harrison gets a whiff of Longstreet's cigar, he asks the general if he might have another cigar he could give to him.
|What is unusual about Harrison, the scout that Longstreet sends out to collect information on the location of the Union Army?||Gettysburg
he is an actor. Harrison was an actor from Mississippi. After the war, he continued his career on the stage.
|On what best-selling book was the movie based?||Gettysburg
The Killer Angels. The movie was based on Michael Shaarra's best selling historical fiction, "The Killer Angels."
Ron Maxwell. Ron Maxwell directed "Gettysburg" after getting Ted Turner to produce the movie.
on the word of an actor. Harrison was the name of the spy. He really was an actor, and he went back to the profession after the war. He survived the fighting at Gettysburg on July 3. His information about the location of the Union Army was entirely acurate, and a big help to Lee.
Colonel Chamberlain. Chamberlain, played by Jeff Daniels, orders a right wheel forward when his regiment runs out of ammunition while defending Little Round Top. He is warmly congratulated by Colonel Rice.
|On July 2, Longstreet and Lee are walking along when they see General Stuart arrive on horseback. Stuart has been gone for days and has sent no word of his or the enemy's movements. Lee remarks, "It would appear that General Stuart has returned." What is Longstreet's mumbled reply?||"Gettysburg" -- The Tale of a Deadly Conflict #2
"Prodigal son.". This quote implies that Longstreet believes Lee is too fond of Stuart, and does not treat him harshly enough. By not sending information, Stuart did indeed act irresponsibly. Although Lee does love the young and dashing General Stuart, played by Joseph Fuqua, a scene in the movie shows Lee very harshly reprimanding Stuart for letting the army down. Lee tells him, "Without your cavalry, we are made blind."
Trimble. Trimble, played by William Morgan Sheppard, is outraged at General Ewell, played by Timothy Scott, for not taking the large rocky hill at Gettysburg, called Big Round Top. Trimble no longer wants to serve under Ewell, but General Lee refuses his request. Trimble then commands one of the divisions that takes part in Pickett's charge on July 3, 1863.
Harrison. The spy, Harrison, played by Cooper Huckabee, does join in the fight on July 3, 1863. He lives through it, and later returns to his career as an actor in the South.
Major Taylor. Major Walter H. Taylor, played by actor Bo Brinkman, is considered one of the most competent military aides in the country. He is known for his efficiency and dependability, and is very trusted by Lee.
|Generals Longstreet and Lee are discussing their strategy for the upcoming engagement. Longstreet, played by Tom Berenger, informs Lee that General Meade is now in command of the Union Army. What does General Lee, played by Martin Sheen, reply?||"Gettysburg" -- The Tale of a Deadly Conflict #2
"George Meade--a Pennsylvania man. Meade will be cautious I think.". Meade arrives on the battlefield on the evening of July 1. Meade is indeed cautious, and actually wants to leave his position at Gettysburg, but his subordinates convince him not to, and the battle is an overwhelming victory for the Union Army.
George Pickett. George Pickett commands one of James Longstreet's divisions. Pickett is rather eccenric and very passionate for the cause. Interestingly enough, Stephen Lang went on to play Stonewall Jackson in Ron Maxwell's "Gods and Generals", which is the prequel to "Gettysburg".
|Who plays the general who is carried, dying, on a stretcher to the back of the Confederate lines on July 3?||The Movie "Gettysburg"
Royce D. Applegate. Kemper is one of Pickett's brigadier generals, and is mortally wounded during Pickett's charge. This actor, Royce D. Applegate, plays Dutch Doogan in "Seabiscuit" and Walter in "Talking in Your Sleep".
Cooper Huckabee. Cooper Huckabee has also portrayed the marshall in "Urban Cowboy" and Ernie in "Night Eyes". His character in "Gettysburg" is a rather obscure spy used by General Longstreet.
Warren Burton. Heth has a relatively minor role as a general who commands some Confederate troops during the first day of fighting at Gettysburg. He unwisely, and against orders, chooses to attack a the Federal Army, led at the time by General Buford. Heth is rebuked by Lee for taking this action.
Pickett's Charge. Robert E. Lee orders this disastrous charge on the third day at Gettysburg. Longstreet and others strongly disagree with the strategy, but must carry out their orders, sending thousands to their deaths.
|Who portrays the general who most strongly disagrees with Lee's plan of attack on the third day?||The Movie "Gettysburg"
Tom Berenger. James Longstreet is a Confederate General who tries to persuade General Lee not to carry out the attack on July 3. Longstreet favors defensive warfare, and is opposed to a charge over open ground. Lee does not change his mind, and a disastrous defeat for the Confederates follows. Tom Berenger also plays Rembrandt Macy in "True Blue".
Jeff Daniels. Joshua L. Chamberlain is a Union Colonel commanding the 20th Maine Regiment of Volunteers. On July 2, 1863, he and his men successfully defend Little Round Top against charging Confederates. Jeff Daniels also stars as Chamberlain in "Gods and Generals".
Brian Mallon. There is not much written about Brian Mallon. Mallon played the part of General Winfield Scott Hancock who was wounded at Gettysburg. Hancock would not be moved until the battle was decided. Mallon also played the same role of Hancock in "Gods & Generals" which was a sequel to "Gettysburg". He also played in "The Gangs of New York" and "The Bookie's Lament".
William Morgan Sheppard. William Morgan Sheppard not only played the part of General Isaac Trimble, but he narrated the opening segment of the movie where he described how the battle of Gettysburg came to be. He was born in London, but studied in Ireland. He was in many Broadway productions and was in one "Star Trek; The Next Generation" episode as Dr. Graves. Graves implanted his thoughts into Data in that episode.
Buster Kilrain. Kevin Conway played the fiery Irishman, Buster Kilrain. In the movie, Kilrain was Col. Chamberlain's right-hand man. He died in the movie from two gunshot wounds to the armpit. Conway also played in several "JAG" episodes where he and a bunch of Vietnam vets went and got themselves into trouble. Conway's character was mortally wounded and died at the end of the episode.
Yes. Ted Turner did play a part in the movie. He played the part of Col. Waller T. Patton. In the movie, he was seen standing on the fence at the Emmittsburg Road shouting, "Let's go, boys!" before getting shot down off the fence. Hey, he helped produce the film, why not be in it?
Stephen Lange. General George Pickett was played by Stephen Alange. Pickett was more noted as the man who lead Pickett's charge on the last day of the battle. Pickett lost all of his commanding generals either through being injured or killed on the field. He was also quoted as saying "General Lee, I have no division now!" after Lee asked him to get his men ready for another counter attack by the Union. Pickett never forgave Lee for that. Lange played in several films such as "Fire Down Below" with Stephen Segall. He also did the voice narration of George Washington in the mini series "Liberty: The American Revolution".
Richard Jordan. Richard Jordan played General Louis Armistead. Armistead helped lead Pickett's charge and was more noted as the man who had his hat on his sword as a show of support for his troops. Jordan played in "Raise the Titanic!" as Dirk Pitt. He also played in "The Hunt for Red October." He appeared in the TV series "The Equalizer". He died on August 30, 1993 after filming "Gettysburg". He died of a brain tumor.
James Longstreet. Tom Berenger played the part of General James Longstreet. Longstreet was Lee's second-hand man; often referred to by Lee as "my old warhorse". Berenger played in a couple of big screen movies such as "Sliver" and "Major League 2". He also appeared in several sitcoms such as "Cheers" for two episodes, "Law & Order" for one episode and "Ally McBeal" for several episodes.