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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2010 01:31 pm
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j harold 587

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Location: Wilmington, Ohio USA
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The movie scene was done to simulate a painting of the incident just like the interview between Chaimberlain's brother and the three rebel prisioners which is a famous Brady photograph of the three prisioners.  A dead general especially a highly regarded one like Reynolds would have been a thing to see. Soldiers do not always behave with the most prudence as in bunching up to see the show.

I would question how many were still wearing the elaborate garb at Gettysburg or if they were wearing more stangard issue due to wear and tear and paracticality.

It is a movie after all and the fancy uniforms are much more eye catching than a blue blouse and trousers.

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