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September 2nd, 2007

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02:35 am
Please don't tell me this journal is dead!! My heart skipped a beat when I saw it! And I literally just finished listening to The Killer Angels not twenty minutes ago...
I've been interested in the battle ever since 4th grade (and I'm 19 now), and from the first time I learned about it I was particularly taken with Chamberlain and how brave he was. So few other people are avidly interested in Gettysburg, and even fewer know about Chamberlain...is anyone still following this group? It would be great if we could get some discussions going.

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Date:September 2nd, 2007 08:37 am (UTC)
I still keep tabs on the comm. It's nice to see someone post! I've always been a Civil War buff, especially Gettysburg (living in PA, it's kind of obvious why!). My uncle was one of the re-enactors in the movie Gettysburg, and my aunts helped out on set. My uncle and his buddies (part of a NJ regiment) got bored and decided to put on Confederate uniforms. So they're making Pickett's charge and defending it *L* I always used to bug them for stories about what it was like behind the scenes, especially Jeff Daniels, as I've always loved Chamberlain. Every time I get to Gettysburg, I spend as much time as possible at Little Round Top.

Anyway, welcome to the comm, hopefully more people will post now :)
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Date:September 2nd, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ahhh so cool that your uncle was in the movie! Is he easily spotted in it? I'll go look! =P I live in NY so it's a little bit of a hike to get to Gettysburg; I've only been there once, ten years ago, when I was doing a report on the battle for school (this is when I fell in love with Chamberlain)--I made a video for it on the battlefield that makes me cringe every time I think about it, having been a rather awkward, geeky fourth grader. I think I was wearing a shirt with Chamberlain on it through a lot of the video. But now I get to go again! My family and I are going to go down in October during the apple harvest festival.
Anyway, question! Can you or anybody recommend good biographies of Chamberlain?
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Date:September 2nd, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
I became fascinated with Chamberlain after reading the books, and have long been interested in Gettysburg, although I knew so little about it before reading the books. I always pick up the various Civil War mags when there's an article on Gettysburg or Chamberlain in them, and any books I can find (and afford) in the clearance aisles.

I've been to G'burg several times, when I was dating a girl from York, PA. She had worked there one summer as a volunteer, so I learned a lot from her. She also turned me into the budding Civil War geek that I am, lol.
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Date:September 12th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
I haven't got a clue what it takes to be a civil war buff and I am sure it might include that dreaded complete dedication but I am interested in the civil war particularly stories about specific people like Chamberlain. Read a book he wrote later in his life about the final 12(I could be wrong) days of the war and his involvement in that. The man is just remarkable. Forget the name exactly something about the passing of armies.

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Date:December 27th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
"The Passing of the Armies" is the correct name.

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