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Goof: When Bent is making Orry and George stand up with the buckets of water in their hand, it is very obvious that the buckets remain empty for the most part of the scene until they are too tired and begin to spill some water.
It is very obvious that the slave labourers that are working in the fields at the very beginning as little Ashton and little Brett pass by aren't doing any job whatsoever.
Patrick Swayze's dancing skills are evident during the sword fight with Bent.
It's not really likely that Orry would defeat Bent in the sword fight. Orry was described as not being a talented swordsman and fencing requires a solid understanding of strategy. Orry was just a cadet and not a good one when it came to military studies, whereas Bent was a cadet drill master and an experienced swordsman.
Goof: Right before leaving for West Point, Orry puts the flower that Bretts offers him in his lapel. However, the flower disappears at times as he is riding until the scene where he meets Madeline for the first time.
Goof: Orry's walking cane clearly bends when he hits one of the fighters on the back while breaking up Charles's fight at the tavern.
Ashton gets 6 uniform buttons, meaning she made out with 6 of Billy's friends at West Point Graduation Day.
When George brings up the conversation about Billy and Brett's marriage, he says that they are too young to marry. However, he married Constance when he graduated West Point, which would make him the same age as Billy is now.
Goof: When Virgilia is rescued from the assylum by Congressman Green, she tidies her hair and comes out of the bedroom walking by the bed which foot board is incomplete.
Keeping with historical accuracy, Mary Todd Lincoln wore flowers in her brief scene, keeping with historical accuracy since flowers were the only pieces of jewelry she ever wore in real life.
Goof: After Orry throws Ashton out of Mont Royal he goes back to the study to pick up his cane. When he bends down to pick up the cane his tie is undone but is perfectly tied when he stands back up.
Goof: When George and Orry leave the Hazard mansion during the anti-southern procession, George is wearing a round Union-sympathy mark, but when they arrive to the rail station, the mark is flower-shaped.
Brett and Billy didn't have a proper honeymoon.
Goof: Charles and his partner in the scouting mission kill 2 out of the 6 yankee men who were trying to give chase to Augusta. However, when the yankees decide to retreat, the 6 of them can be seen galloping away.
The Yankee army (40,000) duplicated in number the Confederate army (22,000).
Goof: When George and Constance's leave the Manassas battlefield, she is seen holding the reins but the second after that, she is sat behind George who is now holding the reins.
Clarissa only notices about the fire in the barn when an explosion occurs. However, the men's shouts are clearly heard from her room.
It is not clearly stated, although it is hinted, that Virgilia stole Constance's Irish dress.
Brett's engraving in Billy's wedding ring says Forever.
Goof: The map hung in Lincoln's cabinet has Union troops denoted as American flags with 50 stars, which is an anachronism.