Gods and Generals

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Gods and Generals
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DVD cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
Release Date 2003
Language English
Studio Turner Pictures
Distributor New Line Cinema
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Robert Duvall
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson Stephen Lang
Joshua Chamberlain Jeff Daniels
Thomas Chamberlain C. Thomas Howell



Gods and Generals is the 2003 American Civil War film that depicts the Battles of Bull Run, Fredricksburg, and Chancellorville that is a prequel to 1993's Gettysburg. Several cast members from the 1993 film returned for this prequel, including Jeff Daniels, C. Thomas Howell, and Stephen Lang (who portrays a different character in this film). Robert Duvall co-stars as General Robert E. Lee (Duvall is an actual distant relative of the Confederate general). Gods and Generals was an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Jeff Shaara (1993's Gettysburg was based on 'The Killer Angels', written by Shaara's father, Michael).


The following weapons were used in the film Gods and Generals:

Contents


Rifles

Springfield Model 1861

Union and Confederate troops carry Springfield 1861 muskets. There are several epic battle scenes showing men reloading and firing their Springfields at one another. A Springfield is used to wound Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang) by accidental friendly fire.

Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber minie ball.
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The soldier in the foreground and the one behind him aiming forward use Model 1861s, the second aiming forward uses a Model 1842
Some of the soldiers in this shot are using P1853 Enfields, which is accurate, as they are the troops of the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, the regiments of which were armed with Enfields and M1842 Springfield .69 caliber smoothbores.

Enfield Pattern 1853

Most of the Union and Confederate soldiers can be seen with Enfield 1853 muskets. Thomas Chamberlain (C. Thomas Howell) fires one in the Battle of Fredricksburg.

Enfield Pattern 1853 - .577 Minie ball
Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang) next to an Enfield 1853.
Confederate soldiers wait to open fire.
Union troops fire their muskets.
Irish-Confederate soldier aims at Union soldiers.

Springfield Model 1842

Among the Springfield 1861 and Enfield 1853 muskets the Springfield Model 1842 is also used by the Union and Conferderation.

Springfield Model 1842 - .69 smoothbore
Confederate recruits with Springfield Model 1842.
The musket in the middle.
the Confederate soldier on the left.

M1841 Mississippi Musket

A Confederate soldier fires a M1841 Mississippi Musket during the crossing of Union troops.

M1841 Mississippi rifle - .58 Minie ball
The soldier on the left.

Whitworth Rifle

The Whitworth Rifle appears briefly with a scope.

Reproduction Whitworth military rifle - .451 percussion
The sniper on the right.

Revolvers

Colt 1860 Army

Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels) carries a Colt 1860, which he wields and fires most notably in the Battle of Fredricksburg. Several officers carry Colt 1860s in their holsters.

Colt 1860 Army .44 caliber.
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Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels) with a Colt 1860.

Colt 1851 Navy

Thomas Chamberlain (C. Thomas Howell) carries a Colt 1851, and uses it mostly at the Battle of Fredricksburg. Two of the Confederate Irish volunteers are seen firing Colt 1851s at the Union Irish volunteers at Fredricksburg. Several Confederate officers carry Colt 1851s, and keep them drawn most notably when Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang) is accidentally shot by his own men.

Colt 1851 Navy .36 caliber.
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Cannon

Cannon are used in every battle scene, taking out several soldiers with each shot.

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