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Under Southern Stars (1937)

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Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia during the War Between the States, this colorful short profiles the heroic Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" ... See full summary »

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Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia during the War Between the States, this colorful short profiles the heroic Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson the night before he would meet his fate in battle. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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20 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1936-1937 season): Under Southern Stars  »

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Vitaphone production reels #7792-7793. See more »

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Edited into March On, America! (1942) See more »

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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Thomas Jonathan Jackson
5 August 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This short subject film chronicles the last day in the life of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson better known as Stonewall. The fate of the southern cause may very well have died with him that day in Chancellorsville in 1863.

He got the nickname of Stonewall at that first major battle of the Civil War, Bull Run. So named because the brigade he commanded stood against the charging Union army and turned it back. But his finest hour was Chancellorsville.

Jackson was a man of deep religious faith who never doubted the rightness of his cause. That's usually the problem with those who think God is on their side, there were some folks like Oliver O. Howard on the Union side who prayed as much for their troops as Jackson is shown here.

That he was a military genius is unmistakable. He devises the strategy with Robert E. Lee which brings victory at Chancellorsville which you will see here in Under Southern Stars. Fritz Lieber is impressive as Jackson as is Pierre Watkin as Robert E. Lee. A pair of young lovers played by Fred Lawrence and Jane Bryan get more in the way of the main story, attractive though they are.

A nice thumbnail history of Chancellorsville.


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