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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2011
The Bonnie Blue Flag was probably the 2nd most popular song in the Confederacy during the Civil War. The tune was taken from an Irish song - The Irish Jaunting Car - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FU9OA...
From the movie Gods and Generals - that's Ted Turner playing Colonel Patton 22nd Virginia Infantry (paternal grandfather of General George Patton of WW2 fame). He's speaking to Major General John Bell Hood (who was actually a relatively young man in his early 30s during the Civil War despite his high rank). Damon Kirsch is the actor playing the role of Civil War era Scots-Irish entertainer Harry McCarthy who composed the words to The Bonnie Blue Flag. The beautiful actress assisting with the show is Dana Stackpole playing the part of Lottie Estelle - Harry's real-life wife. Dana was born at the U.S. joint-forces military base located at Misawa, Japan on the main island of Honshu in the northern part.