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No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | Video 10 March 2006
Tells the story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Cyril Augustin ...
Civil War Soldier
Robert Blumenstein ...
Unionist Father
Paul Boccadoro ...
Soldier
Bob Bosler ...
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Alabama Soldier
David Bridgewater ...
Mike Brown ...
General John McCausland
Aric Bruggeworth ...
Federal Staff Officer Extra
Paul Bugelski ...
Bill Buser ...
Major Gen. Robert Rodes
Renée Cannon ...
Townswoman
Nick Carlson ...
Col Eli S Parker
Rob Carter ...
Body Servant
Christopher Cartmill ...
Captain Brown
Gary Chambers ...
Union Officer
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Tells the story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees. Follows the campaign from Richmond to Petersburg, then to battles at Lynchburg and General Jubal Early's fight down the Shenandoah Valley - defeating two Union Armies in the process. The Confederates crossing the Potomac River into Maryland, and the ransoming of Frederick and Hagerstown; The pivotal Battle of Monocacy (July 9, 1864), and the desperate defense by Union General Lew Wallace. Finally, the Confederates reaching the gates of Washington, and missing their chance to capture the Union Capitol by minutes. Tells the story of the battle and the campaign through the eyes of the men who fought and died on the farms of Western Maryland. Written by LionHeart FilmWorks

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An Unpopular War. An Embattled President. An Election Year.

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Action | Drama | War

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At the April 2006, Blue Ridge, Southwest Virginia Vision Film Festival, the film won awards for "Best Director," "Best Drama," "Best in Show" and for "Best Cinematography," and "Best Musical Score." A sweep in the feature films category. See more »

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Low Budget on an Epic Scale!!
22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an accomplishment by Lion Heart Film Works for their portrayal of the Battle of Monocacy....Mr. Hershberger and company deliver the goods to all Civil War buffs who see the value in and appreciate ATTENTION TO DETAIL in regards to the tactics of the day and the brave men and women involved.

For those who haven't already, I would purchase the 2-disc DVD in order to gain a great insight into the making of the film and some of the best reenactment footage around!! Director Kevin Hershberger and writer/historian John Pagano also provide a feature-length commentary which, in my opinion, acts as an invaluable tool for aspiring indie filmmakers of this genre. Truly inspiring!! Fans of history...be on the look out for more stuff from these guys!


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