PG | | Drama, History, War
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
All bugle calls heard on the soundtrack were played by Sergeant First Class Duncan C. MacQueen of the New Jersey Army National Guard, who also played General Buford's bugler. At the time of filming, Sergeant First Class MacQueen was a member of both the Civil War reenactment group for the 1st New Jersey Cavalry, and the New Jersey Army National Guard unit (at the time, designated the 102nd Armor).
20th Maine soldier:
Colonel! I've been moving these Rebs with an empty musket!
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: No so loud!
Throughout the first third of the film, General Buford is depicted riding on a bay horse. At Gettysburg, Buford rode his favorite mount Grey Eagle, an old, large white horse.
Originally filmed as a cable-tv miniseries but briefly released theatrically at 248 minutes. Some video versions add another 30 minutes of new footage.
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