More “Gods and Generals” Footage You’ve Never Seen

It’s been nearly three years since my last post about Gods and Generals. If you go way back, you may remember my 2011 series when I blogged about the release of the highly anticipated extended director’s cut. This past July was the fifth anniversary of when I was invited to Manassas, Virginia by Warner Brothers…

General John Bell Hood (Patrick Gorman) Sounds Off on Yours Truly

Earlier this month, my friend Brett Bodner came to me and asked if he could conduct an interview and write a feature on me for one of his journalism classes at Monmouth University (he is also their newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief). I laughed out loud, thinking, “Who on earth would find me so interesting that they would…

Eat Pizza, Save Civil War Battlefields

Well, this is definitely something new… If you are one of the thousands of people planning on traveling to Manassas, Virginia next week for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run to my fellow Yanks up north), then please print out this coupon, head on over to…

Blogging Manassas (Vol. 1): Preparation for the Event

This will be the new series I had mentioned previously; sort of like my online journal with the goings-on of my trip to Virginia next week. Unfortunately, I could not come up with something more creative than “Blogging Manassas”. As you all know, I will be heading to Manassas, Virginia next week, thanks to director…

On the Eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

I was originally going to put something up tomorrow, but with two classes and the NHL Playoffs rolling around, I wanted to write something now while I have time. For many of us, this anniversary will be a once in a lifetime commemoration, because some of us may not be around for the 200th! So…

Battles of the Civil War: A Lecture Series at MCPS

It was by complete coincidence that when I set up this lecture series with the Monmouth County Park System that it would start in April, just days away from the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war. I am really excited to be giving these lectures, the first starting next week, because the Civil…

“Gods and Generals” Extra Discusses his Filming Experience

A few weeks ago I was contacted by an extra who appeared in the film Gods and Generals, who after reading my string of articles on the coming Director’s Cut, thanked me for keeping the film alive, and also offered to tell me anything I wanted to know about his filming experience. That man was…