Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 12:56:16 -0600 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Gettysburg Dear ADSers, I have recently seen the movie `Gettysburg' with Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, and Jeff Daniels. I think the movie is very accurate historically, but I am wondering how well the actors did in representing the accents of their characters-- i.e. Maine (the Chamberlain's), Virginia (Armistead, Lee and Pickett), and South Carolina/Alabama (Longstreet). Would anyone who has seen the movie and knows a bit about the accents which are represented in the movie care to make any comments about their accuracy? This is probably a two-pronged question. As the Battle of Gettysburg took place 132 years ago, it would be important to address how well the actors represented the accents of 1863. In other words, what changes have taken place since then? Thanks in advance for any comments. Fritz Juengling