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Milhouse05 Sep 2016 9:46 a.m. PST

So in the two film versions of The Buccaneer, Andrew Jackson has aide named Ezra Peavey. Is he a real historical figure or a Hollywood contrivance ?

The Gray Ghost05 Sep 2016 10:08 a.m. PST

a Hollywood contrivance

Milhouse05 Sep 2016 12:11 p.m. PST

It shows up in BOTH films though. I always figured it was made up but then there he is played by Walter Brennan in the Fredrich March version .

RudyNelson05 Sep 2016 8:32 p.m. PST

Jackson was regarded as part of the upper class in Tenn. he would not have had an aide of lower class like Peavy. During the Creek War campaign of the previous year, he had several regular officers as aides. It was not unusual to have regular officers as commanders of local militia units in territories. Regular officers fought in several battles including Fort Mims. These local officers would have been many of his aides.
One aide Blue was assigned the task of chasing Hostile Creeks into Florida as they tried to hide with the Seminoles.

attilathepun4705 Sep 2016 10:56 p.m. PST

Cecil B. DeMille's two movies called "The Buccaneer" were based on a novel called "Lafitte the Pirate," by one Lyle Saxon, so it is quite possible that the author, rather than the Hollywood machine, was responsible for the character of Peavey. Older historical novels were frequently mostly works of imagination, with little effort to seriously research the historical background. Of course Hollywood seldom cared either.

Milhouse07 Sep 2016 8:58 a.m. PST

Thanks guys!

RudyNelson12 Sep 2016 5:40 p.m. PST

I think that Jackson had a lot of trust in his cavalry commander.

Gimbrail14 Mar 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Do you mean Thomas Hinds for Pensacola and New Orleans? They did indeed become friends.

Captain yapudo02 Apr 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

I LOVE THIS MOOVIE….

I saw it when I was young.

It's because I've tried to make an US 28mm army.

On Januray 2015 we have play with a friend This GLORIOUS BATTLE of New orléans (with Frenchy Pirate and New orléans Garrison)!!

Why playing this battle, because all 2015 battle report only speek about WATERLOO…..

We have play this battle just to remind of our friendly British : We lost WATERLOO BATTLE June 1815…but you lost a CONTINENT few month before…..lol).

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Here below our BLACK POWDER 28mm battle report…

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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Very nice terrain. Do you have any photos with figures?

Captain yapudo09 Apr 2017 1:19 a.m. PST

Yes My Lord…

THE crazy british general…

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THE good US general…

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US deployment…
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THE LAFFITTE'S PIRATE ALLIED TROOP…
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British deployment…
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On the other side of Mississippi…
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And the winner was…
"Captain AMERICA…lol"
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Retiarius909 Apr 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

very nice, i could also smell the tide and mildew

42flanker09 Apr 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

but you lost a CONTINENT few month before…..lol).

Ah, yes. The lamentable loss of Fredonia, alas.

Still, they got to keep Canada & the Maritimes.

Personal logo Smokey Roan Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

That's just great stuff, Capt!

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