PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863.
The 1993, the motion picture Gettysburg (1993) was released, which was based on author Jeff Shaara's father's classic novel, The Killer Angels. After the critical and commercial success of the film, Jeff was approached about the possibility of continuing the story, finding someone to write a prequel and sequel to The Killer Angels. Because of this, Jeff Shaara has also used his father's historical fiction approach to write books on the American Revolution, the Mexican-American War, Korean War, another Civil War Trilogy in the West and both World Wars.
A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that ...
Wristwatch visible on the Confederate soldier nearest the camera in many of the Fredericksburg sections.
The movie was dedicated to the memory of John F. Maxwell and Royce D. Applegate.
The Director's Cut of the film includes additional action scenes from the Battle of Antietam. The battle scenes are shown from the perspectives of Jackson and Chamberlain, and mostly focus on the fighting in Miller's Cornfield which was a major deciding point of the battle.
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