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A brief explanation of all the mistake types:
Continuity - something changing from one shot to the next, such as costumes or things in the background.
Factual error - a historical innacuracy or "real world" mistake.
Visible crew or equipment - cameras, microphones, crew members, etc..
Plot hole - a logical flaw in the film, such as a character doing something for no other reason than to further the plot.
Revealing mistake - anything which reminds you that it's a movie, such as stunt wires being visible, or glass smashing before anyone goes through it.
Audio problem - anything related to sound, such as echoes where there shouldn't be, or speech not matching lip movements.
Character mistake - something a character wrongly states as fact, or gets wrong in some other way. Not something deliberately intended to be an inaccurate statement - this is for things which are almost certainly mistakes by the scriptwriters, but might otherwise be explained away as a mistake a real person might make.
Deliberate "mistake" - these are done deliberately for whatever reason (the barriers disappearing in "Matrix Reloaded", for example - they're removed to give us a better view, rather than due to an oversight). They're still things which change during a film, rather than trivia, but deserve their own category rather than being classed with "accidental" mistakes.
Other - anything else...
|Mistake||DVD Side B. Just before the cannon burst near General Lee and his officers at Fredericksburg, you can see a Confederate soldier with the sponge rammer using it to the side of the cannon bore. This cannon must have been a actual field piece since the bore in the scene was most likely blocked. The sponge rammer consisted of a sponge-head of elm or poplar and covered with wool. The number one man of an artillery crew drove the sponge to the bottom of the bore and turned it numerous times to put out any embers from the previous firing of the piece. The rammer head was made of hard wood, generally elm or beech. The number two man would place the shell inside the bore, and number one would use the rammer to shove it down the bore with a single stroke.|