Portraying Historical Figures
Actor Stephen Lang portrayed James Jackson Purman - a Union first lieutenant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle… read more
Actor Stephen Lang portrayed James Jackson Purman - a Union first lieutenant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lang presented Lieutenant Purman as if he were speaking in 1913 on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. After the performance, Mr. Lang took questions about his career as an actor playing roles from various military eras in television and film, and in his one-man play Beyond Glory, based on a book by journalist Larry Smith. In his introduction Mr. Holzer talked about the 50th anniversary commemoration of the battle.
“Beyond Glory” was a program at the 16th annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, held November 18, 2011, at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Lincoln and the Home Front: The Civil War Comes to Washington" was the second year of a five-year focus on the Civil War sesquicentennial. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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