Gettysburg

Character mistake: When Buster gets hit in the arm the first time, he is busy tying the kerchief below the wound. (02:21:05)

Character mistake: Chamberlain's sidearm is a Colt Army .44, which uses a peg to secure the barrel to the cylinder axle. During the fight, Chamberlain replaces the empty cylinder with a fresh one, pushes the barrel against a log to seat it, but never shoves the peg in. A loose barrel might well result in a misalignment of that barrel with the chamber being fired, which would blow the barrel off the weapon.

Revealing mistake: In one of Pickett's charge scene the bayonets are obviously rubber.

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Major General George E. Pickett: My boys! What's happening to my boys?

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Trivia: Virtually all of the extras who play soldiers in the film were members of Civil War Re-enactor groups who not only freely donated their time but also supplied their own uniforms and equipment. This ensued that the film-makers did not have pay for their own extras and that they could stage the massive battle scenes without blowing the budget.

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