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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.