Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Terry O'Neil
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Lucius
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Shelby Peyton
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George Armstrong Custer (as Joshua Lucas)
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Devin O'Neil
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Shannon O'Neil
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Lily Magraw
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James O'Neil (Da)
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Mrs. Julia Peyton
Frederick Rolf
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Ed Wiley
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Can the best of friendships survive the worst times?


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12 April 1993 (USA)  »

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An even balance between history and drama
14 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

The "Class of '61" looks at the splitting apart of the Union through the lives of three West Point graduates and their ramifications of families and friends imparting a sense of the times; sentiments, circumstances, and political climate. From Sumter to First Manassas, this didactic presentation is an even blend of drama and history with enough of each to entertain and inform though it does spread itself to a necessary thinness. Not sufficient as a stand alone drama, "Class of '61" is worth a look for anyone interested in Civil War history. C+


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