posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 04:03 PM
reply to post by EvilSadamClone
Bring a Hatfield myself, I had to watch. It was truely a masterpiece of production. Casting of the characters involved was exceptional. There were
a few minor variances from known facts, such as Anse and Randal in the same Confederate unit, but largely very accurate to historical facts. The film
was done in the mountains of Romania which is largely pine trees rather that the traditional hardwoods of WV.
My relationship is direct to Devil Anse Hatfield. My grandfather, Ewing Hatfield was born in 1885 and died in 1965. He moved across from WV in the
early 20th century and settled in Rogers Gap, KY which is between Lexington and Georgetown. He raised tobacco as a cash crop on his farm and was self
sufficient with cows, chickens, pigs etc. He sired 11 children, seven girls and four boys (one my father, Bill). Three of the boys served in WWII and
the youngest in Korea. As a child (I'm now 65), he took me on his knee and told me stories of the feud. I remember him as a gruff sort of person,
but friendly and even funny at times.
I suspect the Hatfields and McCoys mini-series will receive many awards...it was that good, IMO.
Those wishing to learn more of the history should consider this book, The Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield by Dr.Coleman
Hatfield, Robert Y. Spence:
edit on 5-6-2012 by romanmel because: Link to book