Patrick Gorman’s “To Appomattox” Video Note

The producers of the To Appomattox/ Grant Vs. Lee mini-series project have asked excited viewers to concoct short video notes telling why the series is important to them and why they are looking forward to it. These videos will then be compiled and presented to the prospective network at their next meeting. This is definitely something new and creative, and a great, interactive way to get viewers involved with the production process. Several of the actors have also made videos, including Jason O’Mara and Richard Speight, but the most recent one comes from our friend Patrick Gorman, one of the most underrated character actors out there, who I have had the pleasure of meeting, and interviewing on several occasions for his work as General John Bell Hood in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. For this series, though, he will be switching sides to play a “Yankee” general, Charles F. Smith. Patrick is also a big history buff who loves the Civil War, and explains in this short video why a mini-series of this magnitude is so important:

By the way, I must say, the beard looks fantastic! Best of luck to Patrick and this series—we are all very excited!

2 thoughts on “Patrick Gorman’s “To Appomattox” Video Note

  1. Greg, it is exciting to read about the Appomatix project. I agree with Patrick Gorman … people do not read. They like the visual story telling that a film offers. So, if history can be segmented into pieces and made into movies, we will get people to understand the great moments and figures in history via film.

    On that note, I would like to let your readers know that I have finished my Battle of Shiloh Reenactment Documentary. It is an independent effort. My son and I did the photography and videography. I have added a number of great photos contributed by reenactors who were also there.

    The documentary tells the story of the reenactors and weaves in the Battle of Shiloh history at the same time. This film takes the viewer into the middle of the battles and the camps. Please take a look by going to…

    1. Hi R.B, thanks for sharing that. It looks great! Is there any way for me to get a copy so I could do a little blurb about it? Would like to see it before I post. If possible, please contact me at my email nyr1199@comcast.

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