The Movie Gettysburg My 15 Minutes Of Fame At State Theater Today

Dated: 06/04/2017

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The State Theater in Bay City is having a special showing of the movie Gettysburg today at 2:00 pm to raise funds for the Friends of Pine Ridge Cemetery.  Please come out and support their efforts to preserve this part of Bay City's history.  Admission is $5.00.  While you are there look for me in the scenes concerning the 20th Maine Infantry. 


I have been an American Civil War reenactor since 1983 and I have had some great experiences over my career in this hobby. One of those great experiences was the opportunity to be in the movies Glory and Gettysburg.  



Twenty five years ago the call was put out for reenactors to come and participate in the filming of the movie based on the book Killer Angels by Michael Sharra.   I applied to be part of the core group of reenactors and was hired for the whole month of September.  It was a fantastic experience and one of the highlights of my reenacting life. While I was there they cast me as one of the officers in the 20th Maine Infantry.  You can see me in various scenes.  Most notably, the scene below with Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (played by Jeff Daniels). I am the one in the scene with the pistol in my handImage title


In addition to spending the whole month of September as a part of the 88 member core group of reenactors, I was also on the film set for a whole week in August along with 12 other members of my reenacting group.  We were among some 3000 reenactors who converged on Gettysburg PA to film the Pickett's Charge scenes.  Several from my group can be seen as confederates in some of those scenes as well.  


So come on out as see the movie.  Enjoy and know that several people from the Bay City area helped make this movie.  


If you would like more information about the Friends of Pine Ridge Cemetery. Check out their Facebook page for how you can help.  


If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved in reenacting, please check out my group website at http://unionreenactor.com


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