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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 09:49 pm
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I would like to contribute 3 battle scenarios for Civil War Movies.
Battle of Chickamauga, Rosecrans, Union Commander overly confident from the recent success of forcing Confederate forces under General Bragg out of Chattanooga, pitches battle against Bragg. Gen. Bragg despised by his own generals and troops, he flounders on the first day of battle and will not even visit the battlefield for the second. Cleburne, Hood, Longstreet, and Forrest through superior generalship route the Union advance. General Thomas becomes the Rock of Chickamauga, Bragg fails to follow up, Forrest threatens Bragg, and you have the makings of a very good movie.
Battle of the CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsage in Clerbourg, France. Captain Raphael Semmes of the CSS Alabama, the South’s most destructive ocean raider has successfully sunk or burned 65 Union vessels, captured & ransomed another 10, including the sinking of the s USS Hatteras over the last two years. Captain John Winslow of the USS Kearsarge, has confronted Captain Semmes once before early in the war, but now has an opportunity to stop the raider again. Captain Semmes, hearing the Kearsarge is outside the port in Clebourg awaiting his departure, sends a challenge for a ship to ship dual. Classic battle, surprise, tactics, one of the most lauded accomplishments of the war by Lincoln and the North.
Battle of Franklin, Hands down the movie should be made from the book The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks. Has the essence and horror of the battle, the aftermath, romance, a little something for everyone and a very good story to wrap around the McGavocks honoring those soldiers who fell in battle.

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