So be merciful.
Ok, some more gin. And away we go.
Sam Elliot is also basically God
You know it's true
Anyways, we've got Harrison watching what - half a troop of cavalry and declaring that it's two brigades? Pshhh
This bearded dude could sustain the entire Army of Northern Virginia on his gut alone
Fun fact: Gettysburg and Sniper came out the same year
Yeah, Tommy can ACT, yo
Then there's Moxely Sorrel getting all Virginian and affrotned on behalf of JEB "oh hell I'm lost" Stuart, dangit Moxely
"General Stuart would not leave us blind"
Some Irish NCO without coffee telling you all about a personnel issue
The 19th century version of "2nd PLT lost a set of NVGs"
These are the dudes that told Stuart's blackhorrse cavalry to fuck off at Bull Run and didn't bother to run away
Poor Tom. He was shit at civilian life.
Was great in Red Dawn tho
"Adjutants problem, not mine, dudebro"
My man *gets* the S1 lane like no other
Which is funny because the 2nd Maine wasn't from downeast
Downeast is a Maine term that makes no sense because Maine
"It's the idea that we all have value..."
That's what fight for. Still.
Ran the US Patent Office after the war
Why the fuck do I know things like this but I can't remember where I put my shorts
When I first saw Buford and his staff ride onto the field I was like
"I wanna join the cavalry when I grow up"
Then I discovered that they're all boring now
Like, a division commander actually DOING terrain analysis
The S2 and engineer like
That Jno Buford is so hot right now
I do love that they show the dismounted cavalry moving forward while also showing that every fourth man held the horses
The nerd in me needs this kinda shit
Which is funny
Cause god wasn't on his side
Calef's battery finna wreck you son
In a fairness
The cav didn't deploy in line like this
They did a retrograde shit thing because their carbines couldn't range rifles
But Buford's professional glee at killing traitors is JOYFUL
You're obviously not human
Have heard this speech before
"I didn't know what else I could've done, no one knows, definitely not my NCOs who told me not to do it"
they WRECKT Archer's brigade
Cause fuck yo traitorous couch
And gentlest of men
Goddam all war
Howell needs to blur his Rs
Apparently he'd never been to the Northeast where Rs don't exist
Because your way of life involved OWNING PEOPLE
This unfortunately ruined the movie for all the Mainers I know
I think JLC would've enjoyed this movie, because he would've enjoyed the argument
The one thing is film builds is how agonizing the break up of the old Army was. They all knew each other. And now were trying to kill each other.
What it leaves out is the WHY
You can understand why he might have death wish
Hancock the Superb
I have a historical crush on Winfield Scott Hancock and I don't care who knows it
It's an infantry 2LT isn't it
I bet it is
Yeah I was a drama geek
And no, he couldn't have done it with a division, brigade, or regiment
The dude wins the battle and gets two lines
One about how dark it is and another about the ground
Basically comes in like a dad
No commander's intent
No end state
Just coordinating instructions
And then the misnomer about "we should've freed the slaves and then fired on Fort Sumter." As if that was ever an option
Hint; it wasn't. It was literally THE GODDAM CAUSE
Lee"my first loyalty was to Virginia"
He wasn't wrong.
Woulda been wicked hahd, because brother John was with them too
Goddam right we will
So much for the tolerant left
My boys of the 20th
I'm so damn biased
Color bearer for the 20th
He's got a song about him in case you didn't know
The Merrill brothers you get introduced to were real, James and William
What you don't see is that both are killed in action
If there is a New Englander that can watch this scene without wanting to go charge down a hill without ammunition, well, they aren't a real New Englander
And Weed's Brigade
And O'Rourke's charge
However, in each small unit action, there's an element of the heroic, and goddam do we see that with the 20th
Talk about yer versatile actor
Longstreet: don't complain to me, bitch, I didn't wanna do this
"Ran into him today. He was tough. Very tough."
Irish Brigade, 1st Minnesota.
Doesn't get much tougher
Goddam all war
Had I not mentioned that?
Martin Sheen rocked this scene
Just locked Stuart right the fuck up
Lee: "you don't fucking listen, do you, son"
Cav officers smdh
Commanders. We're the worst
Lookin' at you, @USArmy
And Martin Sheen is like "fuck, get me outta here"
But the reenactors were like "nope, we gonna cheer you"
And so Sheen waves like a trapped Santa Claus while wondering how he ended up like this
The actor can't sit his horse AT ALL
Longstreet says "maximum effort"
Virginians take credit
North Carolina like
Commanders intent, endstate, fires plan
Even though he does NOT want to do this
(Pettigrew tries to give him his book, just like every professor who doesn't have tenure)
Also, JLC being in the center is purely apocryphal
But I do love seeing my boy walking with The Superb
I'd watch that buddy comedy
My dude, wait till they shoot your balls off
Yeah, that's basically what happened at Petersburg
In case you think that brigadier general promotion wasn't warranted
Weird ass flashback to getting rocketed and mortared when JLC flinches during the bombardment
Have made that same face
This is such a fucking tragedy
Dammit. A national tragedy.
May you burn in hell forever for what you did to this country and these poor kids
Yeah, I didn't see that in your oath
The trefoils might have something to say about it
He thought he did his work
But Hunt ordered the US cannon to go silent
To get the rebels to attack
Once they get underway, guns from Cemetery Hill to Little Round Top are going to absolutely decimate this line
The men firing on them will follow on and fight through the Normandy campaign
The Army of WWII will still not understand enough to allow African Americans equal rights
Because guns from Cemetery Hill literally break the left wing of the attack
Whole regiments peel off and disintegrate under the fire
Hancock gets shot:
"I'm not going anywhere, get me a fucking bandaid"
Nope. Was your fault. You done fucked up.
But that also may be the shsikey
There we go
gonna go contemplate the nature of war and shit