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Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-08 04:02pm
by The Romulan Republic
The History Channel doing real history? What madness is this? :P

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Lsma_jlhUk8

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-12 01:10pm
by Majin Gojira
They've basically squandered all their credibility, so I don't see why they'd bother now.

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-12 11:29pm
by Rogue 9
"Coming to?" Then why is the video at the link a nearly two hour full documentary uploaded to a channel named Electronic Nostalgia? :razz:

Anyway, I see your documentary and raise:



:mrgreen:

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-12 11:31pm
by Jub
As the above shows, you can find significantly better history content than History produced back when it was 'good' on YouTube for free these days.

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-13 01:56am
by The Romulan Republic
Rogue 9 wrote:
2020-05-12 11:29pm
"Coming to?" Then why is the video at the link a nearly two hour full documentary uploaded to a channel named Electronic Nostalgia? :razz:
Sigh... did I mix up my links?

Here you go, here's the right one: https://youtube.com/watch?v=lhzBYakZZW0

And here's the IMDB page: https://imdb.com/title/tt8690814/

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-13 02:19pm
by Rogue 9
Well, the History Channel is fucking up one thing right off the bat; neither the Confederacy nor any of its units used that flag. The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia was square. The 3:5 southern cross flag is a 20th century invention.

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-13 02:28pm
by The Romulan Republic
Rogue 9 wrote:
2020-05-13 02:19pm
Well, the History Channel is fucking up one thing right off the bat; neither the Confederacy nor any of its units used that flag. The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia was square. The 3:5 southern cross flag is a 20th century invention.
Yeah, that's a little detail, but if its indicative of their general approach toward accuracy, it doesn't bode well.

I hope they don't fuck it up too badly. Grant is an underrated President, and its an era of history people really should be aware of, especially now.

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-14 11:59pm
by Isolder74
Chiefs of Staff to Lincoln after the Battle of Shiloh: You need to fire Grant

Lincoln: I can't spare this man...he fights.

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-16 05:22am
by The Romulan Republic
Isolder74 wrote:
2020-05-14 11:59pm
Chiefs of Staff to Lincoln after the Battle of Shiloh: You need to fire Grant

Lincoln: I can't spare this man...he fights.
My favorite Grant quote has got to be this one, from the Battle of Shiloh (I had it sigged for a while):

Sherman: "Well, Grant, we've had the Devil's own day, haven't we?"

Grant: "Yes. Lick 'em tomorrow though."

Re: Ulysses Grant documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel:

Posted: 2020-05-17 03:41pm
by Isolder74
The Romulan Republic wrote:
2020-05-16 05:22am
Isolder74 wrote:
2020-05-14 11:59pm
Chiefs of Staff to Lincoln after the Battle of Shiloh: You need to fire Grant

Lincoln: I can't spare this man...he fights.
My favorite Grant quote has got to be this one, from the Battle of Shiloh (I had it sigged for a while):

Sherman: "Well, Grant, we've had the Devil's own day, haven't we?"

Grant: "Yes. Lick 'em tomorrow though."
I do like that your Grant quote leads right into the context of mine. That is what made Grant different from McClellan when Grant had setbacks he'd get up and try again McClellan would come up with excuses to not try in the first place.