From the acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, Death and the Civil War explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history. Based on Drew Gilpin Faust's groundbreaking book, This Republic of Suffering, the film tracks the increasingly lethal arc of war, from all but bloodless opening, through the chaos of Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg, down through the struggle, in the war's aftermath, to cope with an American landscape littered with the bodies of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, many unburied, most unidentified. 120 minutes.
From the war's first major battle at Manassas to the final surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia was the arena where North and South fought many of their bloodiest battles. In addition to touring eight National Park Service battlefields as they are today, the program gives a full account of the famous events that took place at each location. 70 minutes.
The History Channel Presents The Civil War (DVD). From Harper s Ferry Fort Sumter and First Bull Run to Shiloh Antietam and Gettysburg THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS: THE CIVIL WAR box set captures the most legendary Civil War battles in brilliant detail. A sweeping selection of the soldiers and legendary leaders who fought these battles including Sherman McClellan Grant Beauregard Lee Davis and Jackson are also brought back to life in richly detailed profiles.
The Heroes, the Legends, the Three Days of Battle. Discover the complete legacy of Gettysburg in these thirteen documentaries from the award-winning producers of The Civil War Journals,featuring rare photographs, stunning reenactments, and revealing interviews with leading Gettysburg historians. Over 11 hours of Civil War History on 3 DVDs.
The Civil War: A Concise History - This is the story of America's bloody war between brothers - battle by battle - from causes to conclusion. It features the authentic Civil War music of Bobby Horton and the best collection of Civil War visuals ever assembled. Included are actual wartime photographs and historical combat illustrations, as well as paintings by Mort Kunstler and Rick Reeves. (DVD/90 Minutes/Color)
Biography - Frederick Douglass. The self-taught orator, writer, and abolitionist who was born a slave in the South and made a brave escape to the North, was in the words of one historian: A major figure in the coming of the Civil War, and the way the Civil War was fought. I think you can say he was the conscience of the nation. Douglass campaigned Lincoln to free the slaves and allow African Americans to serve in the nation's army. An early proponent of women's rights, he campaigned for equal rights for all people up to his death in 1895 at the age of 78. (DVD Running Time Approx.
Ken Burns' The Civil War - Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns' epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. With digitally enhanced images and 5.1 surround sound, here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one. (DVD - Running Time Approx. 11 hours - Color/BW)