No guts, but glory: “Gettysburg” (the movie) and the antiseptic Civil War.

The 1993 film shows us a relatively clean view of the great Civil War battle, but let us not forget just how awful and catastrophic the war really was.

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John Buford and the Battle of Gettysburg (the first day).

General John Buford was the first Union commander engaged at Gettysburg. His contributions to the battle were invaluable, but he did not live long after it.