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Posted By: Mark Hageman on: 11/20/2013 12:20:22 EDT|
Subject: RE: Lincoln@Gettysburg
Didn't pick up on the "wrist-watch" nor "LINCOLN xmtd as AFOCAIF" perhaps it was sent in cipher? and the watch was one of those imported new fangled French designs?
Anyways- We actually had no firm idea of what the film was going to cover or what shots they were looking for before they showed up.
All the reenacted battle scenes where filmed at the 150th. With all else going on, we were able to get them to the area's they wanted to film, and thought they did a rather good job in getting the importance of the telegraph to Lincoln on film in the movie (although they could have done without some of the modern day political bits and bytes).
It was fun watching for all the people I know from our unit and others. Especially my son holding the signal flag, Bob Gilbert on the telegraph, Mark Williams receiving the message at his field desk in the background, General Baldwin leading out the troops, and our Bugler Adam walking up the hill and playing.
I have yet to see a documentary or movie that's 100%. But I think all in all- They did a pretty darn good job of doing what the set out to do.
Glad you were able to watch it.