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…

“Gods and Generals” Trivia Contest Award Winners Announced

Sorry that I was a day late with this, but I did not have a chance to type anything up yesterday… Well, here we go…the entries have been placed inside a kepi and chosen at random, and it is with great pleasure that I announce the winners: receiving first prize, which is an autographed picture…

Reminder: “Gods and Generals” Trivia Contest Coming This Week!

As announced previously, we will be having our first ever history-related trivia contest on this blog as we celebrate our two-year anniversary this week, on Tuesday, March 13. The subject of the contest will be the film Gods and Generals (as well as Gettysburg), as that is what has been blogged about most often here….

FNYTSF News: “Gods and Generals” Trivia Contest Coming in March

On March 13, this blog will be celebrating it’s two year anniversary, and so I thought that would be the perfect occasion for us to have our very first trivia contest! Being that the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut has been such a prominent topic here, the trivia questions will be related to the…

A Second Interview with Actor Patrick Gorman

It is not often that I get the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with one of my favorite actors, but veteran Patrick Gorman assured me that we would have to do another one after we finally met back in July, at the World Premiere of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut. It took…

Fan-Casting and Producing “The Last Full Measure”

I. Opening Thoughts At first, I was going to title this article “What Would it Take to Make The Last Full Measure?”, but we all know what it would take: money, lots and lots of money. We know the interest level is there, after seeing the glowing reviews and remarks regarding the release of the…

Site News: Will Be Covering the “Gods and Generals” Manassas Premiere

This has really been a hectic few hours—I went from setting up interviews and following up with directors Ron Maxwell and Robert Child to finding out that I will actually be attending the world premiere of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. This highly anticipated…

The 10th Anniversary of the First Time I went to Gettysburg

Taking a break from a busy two days of hockey… For my tenth birthday, my parents gave me the greatest birthday present a young history buff could have ever wanted, a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I had been into the Civil War since I was six or seven by that point, and it was now…

The Civil War Serial Part One: Hell at the Bloody Lane

Originally, I had no intentions of publishing this little story here on my blog. I posted it as a Facebook note yesterday afternoon and it was well recieved, so I figured I would give it a go here. It has long been my aspirations to write a novel on the battle of Antietam, or see…