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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2006 08:29 pm
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Another Civil War incident that inspired a movie was the Beefsteak Raid, near Richmond.  Confederate cavalrymen rustled some 2500 head of Union beef for their starving soldiers.

The 1966 movie is "Alvarez Kelly," starring William Holden as the Irish senor who had driven his cattle from Mexico to the Federal army.  Richard Widmark played "Tom Rossiter," the leader of the Rebel "Comanches" (cavalry) who did the rustling.

This movie involved blowing up a bridge.  Seems like William Holden made a career of blowing up movie bridges.

Patty

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