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Favorite Fictional Civil War Character

Discussion in 'Book & Movie Review Tent' started by rbortega, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. rbortega

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    Does anybody have a favorite fictional Civil War character from either a book, film, or television series? My favorite would be Buster Kilrain in The Killer Angels/Gettysburg.
     

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  3. redbob

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    I'll have to agree with you, to me Buster is the model NCO who is the glue that holds armies together.
     
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    Yes, I'll go along with that.
     
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    For me it's a three-way tie between Ira Claffey from the novel Andersonville, the fictionalized portrayal of Anna Ella Carroll in William Safire's Freedom, and Jonas Steele in The Blue and The Gray (miniseries).
     
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    For me its only one choice.

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    I'm kinda "old school," so I'd have to say Henry Fleming from The Red Badge of Courage.
     
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    Yep, Henry for me too.
     
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  9. Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales
     
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    Pitt Mackeson and Josey Wales

    Hard to beat the line from the movie "He'd as soon kill a man, as mash a tick"

    It was a great portrayal of the God complex Fellman describes about when 14-16 yr old boys have suffered family tragedy then are given guns, an ideology of a endless cycle of revenge and counter-revenge, and can do and take basically whatever they want, whenever they want, his brooding nature out of combat seemed to fit the portrayal as well. Pitt made up for the poor portrayal by Dutchy.
     
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    Couldn't agree more my favorite was Yosemite Sam guarding the Mason dixon line
     
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    Could not agree more also !

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    Wish I could like posts more than once !!!
     
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    Morgan Freemans sgt (can't recall the name) in Glory.
     
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    Sergeant major john Rawlins
     
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    Dutchy Roedel and George Main (from the book). I also tend to like George Clyde. As short as his role is I also like the guy who played Quantrill. I also like the Senator in Josey Wales and Captain Redlegs Terrill.
     
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    Mine too.

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    The black confederates.
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    Holt was a good character in RWTD. They took a little liberties portraying him deserting the cause, as both John Noland and Henry Wilson who historically rode with Quantrill didn't, and were quite proud of their service attending Quantrill reunions postwar. But the whole movies casting seemed a bit anti-war, and not very historically accurate as to the main characters. It just wasn't Holt, Dutchy was an odd choice as well

    Casting was a bizarre mix of historical characters as in Q, loose fictional composite of historical characters, and then what end up being the main, Holt and Dutchy seemed entirely fictional not based on anyone...…..
     
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    "Chicken George" from Roots. Though there really was a slave named George Lea on whom the character is based, Haley's "Chicken George" was fictionalized.
     
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    I'm kind of partial to the unnamed Confederate cavalryman chasing John Wayne in the Horse Soldiers. He was kind of a nod to Forrest but he was as determined and formidable as the hound of the Baskervilles!
     

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