Nathan Lang

My Civil War Education: a Reconstruction

I was born a twin. Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia. It was the most notorious test and everyone had to take the class. My Grandmother met him some time after her husband with Alzheimer's had passed away. William Bradford, "Huswifery," Jonathan Edwards, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," the Fireside fathers—it was all drudgery to me then. In 1915, D. W. Griffith produced America's first feature-length film: after he left Biograph. She dressed us exactly alike. Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Chancellorsville. He was keen on dates and the battles. They met in the Islands, but he was actually of New England stock. I preferred the tales of Sidonie, Orlando, Ivan, and Ares. The Clansmen was its original title, but the film was released as The Birth of a Nation. But I was red, and my brother was blue. Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Chickamauga, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. We watched nearly every film on it: days. He had attended prep school with all the presidents, Dan Brown, and Humphrey Bogart. Yet I was assigned a project on the girl who locked herself for years in a room. It is the only Civil War film that I own and that I have made a point of viewing. She'd brush back our blond hair and have us close our eyes during the blow-dryer for the professional photos with large smiles. April 6-7, 1862; September 17, 1862; May 1-4, 1863. I don't remember much from it. Once, he showed me his university's calendar. She wrote charming poems about Death and the fly, and the chorister in her garden. However, the film has a tarnished past. The backdrops were midnight with jetting beams like a Lynchian pop-ballad. July 1-3, 1863; September 19-20, 1863; May 5-7, 1864; May 8-19, 1864. He handed out the graded tests. The students in the photographs read their texts outside, and the trees looked so beautiful in fall colors. And around that period, there was as well Emerson's Answer. I had not realized its thematic elements when I originally bought the film. My brother received a book on Washington and I on Lincoln. R. E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, A. S. Johnston, Braxton Bragg. Our teacher left the classroom, and the girl stood up scanning her test pacing to the front to the blackboard. He had achieved his graduate degree at Harvard. They said he had disciples and that he likened himself to the Nazarene. The NAACP condemned the film, but that prevented neither the premiere nor the success. The cover was young Abe on a barnyard fence smiling at me before the rising sun. U. S. Grant, G. B. McClellan, G. G. Meade, Joseph Hooker. Everyone knew she had the top score and she knew it. His field was math and he had made a fair sum of money. "We couldn't even count all the money," Ms. Gish recounted. He wrestled with the slave-auctioneer and lived in a log cabin. Ulysses S. Grant : Robert E. Lee. I can't say the dates or even what really happened at Antietam. There, all the professors wear grey. He wrote much on his body, but what chiefly is recalled is the freedom and vigor of a verse that incarnated the Nation of Liberty and sketched so memorably such movements as the soldiers wading through the river. On December 5, 1999, the Director's Guild of America repealed the title of the D. W. Griffith Award. We were born in Illinois. But I haven't forgotten the name John Brown. We were in discussion, and he paused and turned to me with an incisive grin. Thereafter I sought more and knew Chopin not only as a Pole. They replaced it with the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Director. I never liked it that he only got the penny. "Look here, Sport," he chuckled deep in his chest. Of the living D. W. Griffith Award recipients, the following gave their consent: Francis Ford Coppola and Sidney Lumet. They had a picture of him in our textbook: those eyes burn right through you like a cigarette through silk. And suddenly through the tunnel shot a brilliant crimson five. "You honestly think that any war in the history of our Earth has been instigated by any reason other than money?" Assassination of Lincoln, End of War, Reconstruction.