04 May 2010

The Bascom Home Guard









"Based on actual events. Set in 1864 as Sherman's Union Army burns its way across Georgia, a small village of women, left alone after the war has taken all of their sons and husbands, forms their own militia company, with pitchforks and rusty flintlocks, to defend their town. Sherman's men do march into town, and the women must make a stand and defend themselves and their families, like the patriots of 1776. A new classic American story of defending home and family."


More here.

10 comments:

Chaps said...

If we had won the War, it would have been Sherman on the gallows, not Wirz.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thankfully, the "gallant" Sherman and his jolly men were able to prevail against those dangerous, seditious, "traitorous" women. Just who did those women think they were - defending their homes and such? They should have stayed in the cabin baking cookies and then welcomed the blue-clad crusaders to deliver them from the shackles of Southern Patriarchy.

;o)

MSimons said...

Thanks for sharing this; it is always good to see how the common folk stood their ground vs the "Great Liberator"
I had never seen, heard or read about this before.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Mike - you're welcome. Looks to be quite interesting. Despite what some say, we know the WBTS was much more complicated than "it was all for State Rights" or "it was all over slavery."

MSimons said...

Your correct Richard; too many people think if you love the South and Defend it your stupid and narrow minded.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Mike, but its much worse than "stupid and narrow-minded."

MSimons said...

Sad but True Richard. Kevin is whipping up the haters with his Confederates are Traitors Posting.

BorderRuffian said...

There was a company in Georgia known as the "Nancy Harts" and they did have a confrontation (of sorts) with Federal troops but the movie is a bit of a variation on that story-

http://www.forttyler.com/nancyharts.htm

There was also a company of women in Tennessee and considered such a threat that many were arrested by Federal troops-

http://www.scv670.com/women/TNwomen.htm

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

A broken record on a mission. ;o)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks BR.