This classic documentary mini-series traces the causes and courses, as well as the major events and personalities, of the American Civil War as presented during its 150th anniversary of the "War Between the States." Between 1861 and 1865, this epic American story of struggle and survival was written in blood. This series is told mostly from first-hand accounts and in the spoken words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and memoirs. Witness this profound time in history with extreme detail and historically accurate recreations performed
June, 1864, General David Hunter and his army of 18,000 Union soldiers are ordered to capture Lynchburg, Virginia. If Hunter can seize this important supply and transportation center, it might cripple the southern Confederacy and end the war. Defended only by old men and young boys, Lynchburg must prepare for the worst. Filmed at original locations in and around Lynchburg, this dramatic documentary recounts Hunter's raid through the voices of the soldiers and civilians who were there.
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of people and hiding places that helped slaves escape to freedom. It extended from the American South into the northern states, Canada, the western frontier, and even Cuba and the Caribbean. This documentary remembers the people, white and black, who risked their fortunes and even their lives to resist the unjust institution of slavery. (DVD/150 minutes/Color) - Item #3027
Stonewall Jackson: Biography - An outstanding leader and brilliant tactician, he led some of the most stunning campaigns of the war and earned a place in military history. This thorough biography examines period accounts and the strategies of his pivotal engagements and interviews renowned Civil War historians and military experts in this revealing portrait. Follow Jackson through his career in the American Army, fighting in the Mexican-American War, and onto his command in the Confederacy.
Secrets of the Civil War DVD Set - Nearly a century and half have passed since Lee surrendered at Appomattox, but the words and images created during the Civil War still bring home the impact of the bloodiest conflict seen on American shores.
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.