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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:03 am 
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Just started re-watching this, and already addicted all over again. So I was wondering...

...if they did a "Band of Brothers" type docu-drama miniseries on a Civil War unit, which would you choose?


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Mosby's Men first, Morgan's Raiders second.

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I would have to say one about the 1st Texas regiment. Those boys left home in 1861 and most didn't see home again until late 1865. Their morale and battle record was stellar and one of the best of any unit in history.

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Any of the North Carolina units. North Carolina provide the most men for the Confederacy, and had the highest lost of men of any state in the CSA

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Hmmm, Iron Brigade would be a great one. To fight year after year, losing many battles but believing enough in your country to keep on going. That's heroism.

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I would say the 10th Tennessee Inf. "Sons of Erin"

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:04 am 
For the south I'd agree the 1st Texas is a good candidate, and there are probably many others worth considering that went the whole span of the war.
For the north, Rufus Dawes wrote a book on his Wisconsin regitment of the Iron Brigade. I'd say any unit that fought from start to finish and has plenty of research material available on it.

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I would vote for Sam Watkin's 1st Tennessee. His vivid accounts would make great story telling.


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I am in agreement with Bill Peters (although I hate to state it publicly [:D]). The 1st Minnesota is a great choice. There is a very good book about its participation at Gettysburg - "Pale Horse at Plum Run" - which is a great read.
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My favourite Band of Brothers is the Allman Brothers Band...and I think they are STILL fighting!! [:D]

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A similar one to General Golen's suggestion would be the Irish Brigade, also from the Union Army of the Potomac. If anything this unit is even more famous than the Iron Brigade. If limited to a particular regiment, then I'd suggest the 69th New York, certainly one of the most famous regiments in American history.

I am a bit surprised to see that nobody has nominated the 20th Maine here yet, but then again, we've already seen that unit documented quite well in "Gettysburg" and I doubt that a full length movie devoted to the regiment could do it any more credit than it recieved in that film already.

Of course these days I have been studying the men of the Army of the Cumberland's Regular Brigade, among those discussed in Mark. W. Johnson's <u>That Body of Brave Men: The US Regular Infantry and the Civil War in the West</u>. A very fine book, btw.

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The 20th Maine was in many more engagements than their most notable one at Gettysburg:

20th Maine Infantry
Muster In: August 29, 1862
Muster Out: July 16, 1865
Length of Service: Three Years


Engagements

Antietam, MD - September 17, 1862*

Shepherdstown Ford, VA - September 19 - 20, 1862 (Antietam Campaign)

Fredericksburg, VA - December 13, 1862

Chancellorsville, VA - May 1 - 4, 1863

Middleburg, VA - June 17, 1863 (Gettysburg Campaign)

Gettysburg, PA - July 1 - 3, 1863 (Gettysburg Campaign)

Sharpsburg Pike, MD - (Gettysburg Campaign)

Rappahannock Station, VA - November 7, 1863 (Bristoe Campaign)

Mine Run, VA - November 26 - December 1, 1863

Wilderness, VA - May 5 - 7, 1864

Spotsylvania, VA - May 7 - 20, 1864

North Anna, VA - May 23 - 27, 1864

Totopotomy, VA - May 26, - 30, 1864

Bethesda Church, VA - May 30 - June 1, 1864

Cold Harbor, VA - May 31 - June 12, 1864

Petersburg, VA Seige - June 1864

Jerusalem Plank Road, VA - June 22 - 23, 1864 (Petersburg Campaign)

Weldon Railroad, VA - August 18 - 21, 1864 (Petersburg Campaign)

Peebles Farm, VA - September 30 - October 2, 1864 (Petersburg Campaign)

Hatchers Run, VA - December 8 - 9, 1864 (Petersburg Campaign)

Quaker Road, VA - March 29, 1865 (Appomattox Campaign)

Gravelly Run, VA - March 29, 1865 (Appomattox Campaign)

Five Forks, VA - March 30 - April 1, 1865 (Appomattox Campaign)

Appomattox, VA - March 29 - April 9, 1865


Casualties

1,621 Enrollment
147 killed or died of wounds
381 wounded
146 died of disease
15 in Confederate Prisons




Like the 20th Maine, the Iron Brigade and the Irish Brigade (Not a viable unit after Gettysburg, officially disbanded 1864) fought in many engagements, other than Gettysburg.

So, there could be movies about many of the units, North and South, that were as prominent, but did not get the publicity or notoriety of ones like those mentioned here.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:15 pm 
I think both sides had regiments and brigades that will always be
remembered as the most famous and, deservedly so, the best. Both
Iron and Irish brigades, the Vermont brigade at Monocasy. The 15th
Alabama, Cleburn's division. The list goes on. I've often wondered
if the Civil War and the events leading to it hadn't happened, and
a foreign enemy arose, what a military powerhouse the United States
would have been in the mid to late 19th century.

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Maxey Gregg's South Carolinians; the 1st South Carolina, in particular. Orr's Rifles. This regiment was in every fight.

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Hey what you know a Yankee saying something good about a Southern Unit. [:D] Thank you Sir Muddy[:)]

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26th NC Inf. Regt.
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