From primary accounts of the frontline soldiers to massive scale reenactment battle formations, this film provides an authentic view of the uniforms, strategy and innocence that so colorfully shaped the First Battle of Manassas. It puts you directly in the middle of the action in a unique documentary style. (DVD)
One of the most outstanding statesmen of the United States during the first 60 years of the 19th century, he sacrificed everything to defend the South's position regarding the rights of the states and conservative constitutional interpretation. Against staggering odds he led the South and held it together in the bloody Civil War or War Between the States. A West Point graduate, a hero of the Mexican War, United States Senator, outstanding Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce and the only President of the Confederate States of America.
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.
Glory (DVD) - One of the very best films about the Civil War, this instant classic from 1989 is also one of the few films to depict the participation of African American soldiers in Civil War combat. The film is based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the 25-year-old son of Boston abolitionists who volunteered to command the all-black 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. (DVD 124 Minutes Color)
Remastered version. Hot-tempered, self-centered, part-Irish Southern beauty Scarlett O'Hara, played to the teeth by Vivien Leigh, loves the gentlemanly Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Smug, rebellious, honest, blockade-running profiteer Rhett Butler, portrayed gracefully & naturally by Clark Gable, loves Scarlett. Ashley, who is also in love with Scarlett, marries his genteel cousin Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) because he believes that their quiet similarities will create a better marriage than Scarlett's passion.