The Scott brothers’ film about GettysburgPosted: August 15, 2013
The film begins with a warning that some viewers might find some of the scenes disturbing … and now that I have watched the film I can see why. The Scott brothers have not flinched from showing the brutality of war and its aftermath, and by telling the stories of eight individuals – none of who escape unscathed from the battle in one form or another – it has a very personal edge to it.
The individuals whose roles in the battle are followed are:
- Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Dawes
- Sergeant Amos Humiston
- Colonel James Wallace
- Brigadier General William Barksdale
- Brigadier General Joseph R. Davis
- Assistant Surgeon LeGrand Wilson
- Private Joseph C. Lloyd
- Private D. Ridgeley Howard
I would not say that I ‘enjoyed’ watching this DVD … but I am glad that I did.