Pat Falci gained fame not only for his role as the General A.P. Hill, from
Gettysburg, but also as director/screenwriter Ron Maxwell’s historical advisor for
both that movie and Gods and Generals. Pat provided casting director
Joy Todd and the actors with photographs and research for both films and
even scouted out locations in Maryland and took Maxwell on a Stonewall
Jackson tour of Civil War battlefields and other historical sites. Pat, a native
of Astoria, played Rough Rider #2 in producer/actor Tom Berenger’s film of
the same name, served as Jeff Shaara’s historical advisor, providing research
and tours of Civil War sites portrayed in his books, and vetted John Jakes’s
manuscripts for On Secret Service and Charleston, at its editor’s request.
He has spoken at countless CWRTs throughout the
country and has wowed them consistently. He is
the recipient of the CWRT/NY istinguished Service
Award, the Fort A.P. Hill Commander’s Award for
Excellence, the U.S. Army M.D. of Washington, D.C. Commanding General’s Award, the
U.D.C. Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, and
the S.U.V. Commander’s Award for Excellence. In
addition to these honors, he has earned a commission of Colonel from the
Commonwealth of Kentucky.
For 19 years now, Patrick has been the face of General Ambrose Powell
Hill. Before that, he was a Civil War re-enactor for another 15 years with the
14th Tennessee Archer’s Brigade, Hill’s Light Division and he has been
immersed in the history of the “War Between the States” for even longer.
Ever since the movie Gettysburg, where Patrick created the role of Hill,
he has been enlightening the public about “Lee’s Forgotten General.” In fact
he joined the Museum of the Confederacy in the unveiling of Hill’s 13th
Virginia regimental flag, which he helped raise over $10,000 to restore. Hill’s
wife Dolly made the flag, in part from her own wedding dress, and the
restoration was a project dear to Patrick’s heart.
It’s the same love of preservation that has prompted a lifetime member-
talks on Civil War subjects throughout the country,
and a school program called “The Life and Times of
the Civil War Soldier.” He was the first 3-time
president of the Civil War Round Table of New
York, traveling to places like Richmond. where he
delivered a speech for the Sons of Confederate
Veterans (SCV) on Lee’s Bicentennial, January 19. 2007. You might even have
caught him as a keynote speaker at Grant’s Tomb and he is an honorary member
of the Virginia SCV.
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