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"general buford" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Fair point good good catch. I appreciate that good catch. You're talking about how the actual battle started. In the way, the movie shows this. We're on the confederate side and we see a messenger deliver a message to Martin Sheen's version of generally that's general. Hell is going to be taking his men into the town of Gettysburg to get some shoes generally clarifies that he doesn't want any conflict. Until all their troops are consolidated in the Messenger assures him that don't worry general. Hill doesn't expect any opposition. They're just some local militia, not going to be a big deal. And then soon after General Long Street arrives, tells generally that he saw coury, so it's not just local militia, and as they're talking, we can hear some artillery firing in the distance. Generally asks for General Heath. Who they say is the most forward commander I believe in the camera cuts to Gettysburg where now we have union troops cannons at the confederate soldiers. General Buford that we talked about earlier. He's watching from top in town and he smiles as he remarks the you know. He's got the best ground positions you talking about the high there again. And that the confederates only hitting with. So as I was watching this. I got the idea that okay. The confederates are going to choose need supplies. You know they. They need these things and they. Were not expecting the union soldiers there they almost got the lack of a better term ambushed, and that's that's basically how all started is that how the battle of Gettysburg actually started? Yes, and no the battle. Gettysburg is what typically. Military historians virtues a meeting engagement simply put the army's run into each other collide. The idea that the movie kinda creates the Henry heeds just sort of. Baubles into union troops. Heath was aware of a union presence of some kind in his front today before. Now. What the nature of that is bat was to be seen. I always like to tell people that on June thirtieth. He sends one brigade towards Gettysburg. On July first, he sends entire seven thousand man division. So. It's well as trust but verify situations. And what we then saying, you know the of long streets already there awfully long shirt doesn't arrive on the battlefield Gettysburg until. noon. Though confederates already driven union troops back. So that kind of once again the odd little time wine the have, but it does kind of make it seem confederation this kind of ambling into this unbeknownst to them when the reality is, they have a better sense of it now. They'd have perfect. They you know chlorine outlined. The shoe thing is pervasive in remember the movie. The movie Gettysburg is based on a Pulitzer Prize. Winning novel the killer angels, which dates back to the mid nineteen seventies, and although I wasn't around back then. Sort of an earlier era, the idea that battles fought overshoes was more more pervasive and sort of the enlightened era that we live in today. We kind of understand You know all these other side. So it's not surprising to me that they bring shoes into the movie script, I would almost be surprised if they didn't do it again. Some of the other basics are generally. There was Henry Heath leading confederate advance. Yes, he go bumbling into it. No, he'd surprised. Yes, and a lot of that first thing. They do a lot of else coping again things. Six eight hours do occur in the movie, just kind of happened with one or two currier, these sitting out source and two messengers come up and kind of explain whole thing. So again a little bit. A little bit of telescoping. The first day in the movie is probably my least favorite part because I don't think they do justice, too. Big Or importance, a real first day was, but you know I guess when you're already talking a four hundred sixty minute movie something Scott and Grow and that kills me because. I am a first day. Guy That's by favorite day of the ballots have favorite day of a battle. But you know it's. To be people. The first day may respects, but Y- casualties inflicted by the two armies. If the first day was a battle just on its own. It would rank around the thirteenth bloodiest battle, the American civil war. Just Day. And so I think he does get overlook. It's not this little skirmish. I mean it's arguably some of the heaviest fighting the battle gangs. Gettysburg takes place in the first day, but the one thing that movie I stay, I think does do is make star out of John. Buford you've heard was not again. If you go back to the literature of the nineteen seventies nineteen, sixties, nineteen fifties job new third was not the quote. Unquote big started yesterday, and so influential e. this movie has really indoctrinated a generation of historians again. His students that John Buford is the Niamh John Do for saves the Union. Not Buford in any way, shape or form Sam Elliott does a great job for trading. Things Sam Elliott has urged Virgil herb into stone. Point the you're looking at influence out. Does this movie influence people and it's certainly given a lot of people and I'll see the impression that job you safe day on July first got his. You know we like to say that. Maybe partially trope. It's a little more complicated than that. was there anybody who was the hero of the day? If Not Buford, what else can say is, there's a tendency. To say this. Is the hero the event? There's multiple euros. The Union victory at Gettysburg is a team effort. It's collaborative. and. With Buford do I think he did this overwhelmingly heroic job here, Gettysburg no I don't. Doesn't mean that he's not competent. He did his job and sometimes in a critical situation like that. That's the most important thing. Do Your job. Does. He really go above and beyond not necessarily, but he didn't have to. He did what he was asked to do. And he did it able, and about the time needed to get control the battlefield. You're talking about heroes. We could talk about the the common enlisted man the Ben Crippen World. You know shaking their fists at those approaching rebels as they're coming in. Certainly, the Union Victory Gettysburg is a team effort, but there's a lot of difficult members of our team, and not everybody brings their their a game. Daddy's Burgan you see some examples about July first with guys like. Francis are low, but I think of Winfield Scott Hancock's rise to prominence and on the the real afternoon evening July first is the union forces were rallying on Cemetery Hill? It was anti who arrived on the seal and health. Rally the troops and you know. Don't really see so much vadym! What you do, see a lot of anti taxes. We don't subs AIDS earlier. You're talking about how the confederate soldiers pushed the union soldiers back initially, and we get that sense in the movie I. Think some of the initial reports that generally gets in the movie are that the Union soldiers are retreating back into Gettysburg, and so he orders artillery to fire in the Hale. He sends Major Taylor to deliver message to general you'll that. He wants general to take the hill beyond the town, if practical, so they can get some higher ground, and give me go back to that same sort of concept of higher ground, and he wants that tale to be captured by nightfall. Meanwhile, we see general long streets mentioned to generally something along the lines of how their strategy has always been to act defensively to keep the army intact, but now we can see that generally wants to initiate the offensive. You know you've got the enemy on the run. You don't stop now. Keep going. And Long Street reminds.
"general buford" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Again you know the movie. They portrayed as happening literally on the morning. July first of coercion that builds up the drama. How Chamberlain going to integrate all these all? He's hard some. The. Timing is definitely compress, but again you see that a lot in Hollywood so. What do you think Eric Chamberlain? A rousing speech like that. What are you saying? Maybe he did. Baby didn't all John. Chamberlain was ignited or a tour after the war, he gave a number of speeches in Nollie his career in academia, but also article for Governor of Maine So this is the guy that probably could give a good speech now whether or not he gets everybody together and gives them this. Sort of immoral of US sermon if you will. We. Don't know that, but certainly if anybody could give a speech, chamberlain was more than capable of if he was not. A young guy was noticed not being. Able to give a speech, if necessary. It's a good point whether it actually happened. It, certainly and character, but again you know the thing to which we touched on the in the opening this idea again. We're fighting the climactic battle. You know man. Oh, man, we lose this one. The war's over scenario now we're like what fifteen minutes into the movie and we've already heard that two or three times again, trying to set the stage you know and he's Super Bowl. Laver wins this one. It's going to take it all. That's definitely what I took away from that. At that point was the entire war hangs in the balance on this battle, especially after that speech, and I think Lee certainly fell a victory on northern soil. Could go a long way into possibly leading to confederate independent. Now were probably not gonNA. Have a you know George Washington meets Cornwallis at Yorktown type situation where the army surrenders. But there was political pressure Lake Administration, the summer and sixty three to in the war over two hundred thousand Americans had already died to this point and in April eighteen, sixty three federal drafts had been implemented in the north so. Many ways eighteen, sixty three in summer, is not that far removed from say nine, hundred, sixty eight over the Vietnam conflict. The war is kind of hanging else little bit, so if we can win a victory in the north, certainly would increase the odds poss with southern independence, but I wanNa then count. Tamp down the Liens Gettysburg. This war's over. That's not the case. Yeah exactly what you know, what I always tell people on tours began it would more than anything. It would be potentially potentially forcing Lincoln from a political perspective again getting back to the movie you notice opening of we're gonNA destroy the army and put a letter on his DASS. It Oh isn't isn't practical really in eighteen, sixty three or really at any other I'm Lawrence aspects. You know you arnie's quote on poking destroyed. The army of foaming even if they skinny the numbers down a little bit of metal. So. It sounds like generally was going for a huge moral victory. Almost you know winning this battle in the north. Correct me if I'm wrong, but almost hoping that this moral victory might help push the north to almost sued for peace I mean not necessarily right away or or any of that, but get that ball rolling. If people are starting to be tired of the war than maybe this can help. Further that cause does that sound like maybe the storyline there I think that's the best case scenario I mean certainly people in the north as you said are tired of war. The Democrats were obviously pressuring Lincoln to You know to get out of it which you see in the subsequent election. Let's probably best case scenario even in a worst case scenario if Lee can. Deal military victory or defeat the army, the mic Lee can even just disrupt the Union army's plans for the summer, and an alliance says that in a couple of occasions Gettysburg. People didn't do anything for the rest of the summer and even from. Perspective perspectives Mac and be considered victory I. Think we have to look at what victory is from south. The North has to win the south just. Doesn't have to lose, so the metrics are different. There in the south doesn't have to win this. They don't lose and so I think Lee. Certainly looking at that, keep in mind making sixty three Pennsylvania is the second largest state in the union. A magical, the political impact of losing a battle in the second largest. In your nation. How's that going to affect Lincoln? Say Next November with his election, so we can see. Play out and often I tell people until I. You don't have to win world battlefield. You can just as easily win it politically and I think that's really what Lee is looking at eighteen, sixty three. The odds of winning militarily are down, but the odds of winning political. You're certainly up in his favor when he embarks the for campaign. That's another common I always make too about the importance of Pennsylvania. What I remind people on Tours is that you know Lee Captures Harrisburg or not? South? Pennsylvania in eighteen sixty three. That's a big deal. If he captured Harrisburg today, he could keep it. We don't want it, but in eighteen sixty was a big deal. Heading back to the movie. Sam, Elliott's character General John Buford. He's leading his coury near the outskirts of Gettysburg, and he's the first to come across the confederate army as they're marching the movies dialogue says that with the number of men they see the confederate army from afar. They thought they were headed for Harrisburg, but there's too many troops to be a raiding party. So they determined that Lee has turned and there's a brief mentioned from General Buford where he mentions taking two brigades of men into town. But then right after this. Then there's some text onscreen and puts us about fourteen miles from Gettysburg in tiny town Maryland as chamberlain and his men in the Union army arrive in that town. Then we see General Buford and his men arriving in Gettysburg, but they don't stay in town. Buford leads his men to farmland just outside town where he surveys what I can only assume I. Don't remember the movie ever mentioning this, but I'm assuming he's surveying this that he is predicting. This is going to be the site of a battle like this is the site of the battlefield. He's kind of looking at it ahead of time. So the idea that I get from the movie as I'm watching this here is that the Union army basically arise I, and they position themselves around the town of Gettysburg so they can have a strategic foothold in the area when the confederate army gets there. Is that true what I can tell people about the movie versus story? Is I do? The basics of this movie are accurate sizing basics, others colleagues who disagreed with me and say my God. No none of it's accurate. That's not true they. Or accurate, so what really happened? He'll rise in.
"general buford" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"Happening. It's so bad he doesn't get it can't see how bad it is for himself and I'm sitting there and I was. I was going to the extreme. I know I can't believe how hard I can't believe. He can't see that and I was describing him. 'cause we can't detach get caught in relationships and jobs and scenarios that are bad because we can't attach get emotional so don't let it happen. Leaders were strong. Situational awareness and broad experience can act quickly because they have intuitive understanding of the situation no what needs to be done and know what can be done. This insight has often been called crude we which is a French term and we've talked about unless podcast which literally means a stroke the is made you take a quick glance at something and you can understand it. It's also called tactical sense this union or did General John Buford's approach to the battle of Gettysburg offers a good example of understanding the battle so that it leads to a decision arriving at Gettysburg with a division of cavalry in the morning of June thirtieth eighteen sixty the three Buford saw confederate forces approaching the northwest with the bulk of the Union forces still some miles away Buford was able to conceptualize the coming battle in his mind from his position on a hill outside of town. He's de facto detached. He could see that early. Seizure of the high ground West to Gettysburg was critical to giving the army of the Potomac time to mass its forces occupation of this high ground would also preserve tactical advantage of the high ground onto Buford's rear for the Union army once they arrived on the battlefield buf- Buford also knew that if the confederates were allowed to mass forces I around the high ground to the South and West Lee would have the advantage over the arriving union forces quickly spreading out one brigade Westtown along McPherson's Ridge General Buford settled into defend Gettysburg until the arrival of union reinforcements on July first the following day he held his ground against division of confederate infantry supported by artillery until General John Reynolds Second Corps came up and reinforced the line General Buford's ability for see the coming battle. Take quick action in the disposition of his forces in hold the high ground until reinforce was one of the decisive accents that defeated the army of Northern Virginia you at the battle of Gettysburg Buford's actions at Gettysburg demonstrated and exceptional ability to grasp the essence of tactical situation through the skills of pattern recognition recognition and intuitive decision-making. I'm going to say that when you get up on the high ground and you look around. You can see things that other people aren't going to see him. You can make good decisions now. This is a physical example but you can mentally do this as well and you have to. You have to mentally step back. Detach catch. Acting decisively are billy to understand the situation is useless if we're not prepared to act decisively when the opportunity arrives we must exploited fully aggressively committing every ounce of combat power we can muster and pushing ourselves to the limits bits of exhaustion. The keys to this effort are identifying enemy critical vulnerabilities shaping the operation area to our advantage designating a main effort to focus our combat power and acting in a bold and ruthless Magar critical vulnerabilities for battlefield successes not enough to generate superior combat power..
"general buford" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Think you are entirely correct in this by the way is why there is a brilliant column today over usa today i mean it's a column everyone should read it's on the website right now i think it's in the paper tomorrow but it's a column about a crucial lesson from the battle of gettysburg the trump and the gop ought to embrace and the lesson is so if you choose the ground where you fight the battle you've got a big advantage that's what happened with the union forces at the battle of gettysburg general buford took the hills in the ridges surrounding the town and held them so that throughout the battle three days of fighting the confederate had to run up hill and the union had the advantage of fighting on their round that they chose and right now if we get involved in fighting these battles of the dossier verses the none as men meow versus the democratic member whatever amna that and sort of fallen off the radar uh two two s christopher steal two a carter page that's mudwrestling and you don't get up from mudwrestling and look better that always disadvantages the party in power if if everybody's obsessed with scandal it doesn't matter if there is a democratic scandal to the people in power again blamed because people don't want to vote for more the saying what we have to celebrate is a programme of reform and actually improving why for the american people and that's the basis on which he get people to actually vote for you and work for.
"general buford" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"In this by the way is why there's a brilliant column today over usatoday i mean it's a column everyone should read it's on the website right now i think it's in the paper tomorrow uh but it's a column on about a crucial lesson from the battle of gettysburg the trump and the gop ought to embrace and the lesson is if you choose the ground where you fight the battle you've got a big advantage that's what happened with the union forces at the battle of gettysburg general buford took the hills in the ridges surrounding the town and held them so that throughout the battle three days of fighting the confederate had to run up hill and the union had the advantage of fighting on their realm that they chose and right now if we get involved in finding these battles of the dossier verses the none as men meal versus the democratic member whatever happened to that that sort of fallen off the radar uh two two s christopher steal two carter page that's mudwrestling and you don't get up for mudwrestling and look better that always disadvantages the party in power if if everybody's obsessed with scandal it doesn't matter if there there's a democratic scandal to the people in power get blamed because people don't want to vote for more of the same what we have to celebrate is a programme of reform and actually improving life for the american people and that's the basis on which he get people to actually vote for you and work for you appreciate your call very much a one eight.
"general buford" Discussed on WGN Radio
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