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 Posted: Tue Mar 20th, 2012 02:59 pm
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The only book I have read about the terrorist is called "The Secret Six," by Otto Scott
along with other historic reading. Once a terrorist always a terrorist!!#%$#



 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2012 12:33 am
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Mark wrote: Ibuttery, I think the key though is when you said, "in today's terms." I think we need to be very cautious in labeling Brown (and any other historical figure) with an anachronistic term. I read an interesting book last week called, "The South versus the South" by William Freehling that put John Brown in the context of a 19th century filibuster. I must confess that I have never thought of him in that way.

Mark

If filibuster meant destroying the nation and carving out a new nation, then I guess that fit's Brown and his backers.



 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2012 01:30 am
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Freehling's definition: "In the 1850's, 'filibusters'...denoted organized, private swashbuckling crews who inspired tyranny's victims to free themselves." ~The South versus the South pg. 58

I think that is a fair assessment of what Brown thought about himself, though, taking Freehling's style into consideration, this quote is half tongue in cheek.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2012 01:46 am
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Fair enough. Though given how many slaves actually flocked to Brown's cause, I'm not sure he was as inspirational as he wanted to be. We can, of course, say that the slave owners prevented them from joining Brown. But I seem to recall that he was expecting them to rise up to overthrow their shackles and join him. Given the aftermath of previous slave rebellions, I'm not sure how many would have.

But personally, Brown was a terrorist.



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TimK wrote: I would like to see a movie about either Shiloh or Fredericksburg.
Journey to Shiloh (1968)

Yet I am thinking you would want a film on this battle more along the lines of the event itself.  The aforementioned film is mostly about the group of friends from the Lone Star State.  The last time I saw JTS was on television in the mid-'70's.

It would be great to see such personalities as:

Albert Sydney Johnston - one whale of a man

Sam Grant - facing adversity and being remolded to become the President's
                   champion of the War.

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - the hero of Sumter and argueably the finest
                                                           planner in the Confederate Army.  What a
                                                           name.



People would get a chance to see that the War between the States was not exclusively in Virginia.  We are talking Deep South, something that should hold some appeal for you boys from Alabama and Mississippi (did I spell your state right?).

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JKHolman

Last edited on Tue Jul 24th, 2012 03:38 pm by JKHolman



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I think most folks think the war was Virginia, Pennsylvania, SC, and Georgia. And maybe Maryland, think they may be torn on whether Antietm (Sharpsburg) was a Maryland or Virginia battle.

Edit: Let me clarify. Most being folks who only have to learn about the war in school amd don't go much beyond that.

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I would say the Appomattox campaign perhaps based on Bruce Catton's Stillness at Appomattox.



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I would like to see the Western Theater get some movie time. Battle of Perryville....even the Shiloh vets complained about how fierce the fighting was there. Chattanooga and Chickamauga campaign would make an excellent movie also.



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Antietam needs to be made into a movie and given the same treatment as Ron Maxwell's GETTYSBURG. Given that the actual fighting is contained to a day, I think it would be more manageable and the storyline would flow quite seamlessly. Title it along the lines of "Twelve Hours of Hell: The Battle of Antietam". The story could be told through the eyes of Hood, Burnside, and Meagher, whom is a fascinating character never before portrayed on-screen.



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