Item Details

The Civil War: Episode 5 the Universe of Battle (1863) [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program opens with an account of the turning point of war: the Battle of Gettysburg. For three days, 150,000 men fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside-an action that culminates in Pickett's ill-fated charge. This extended episode then goes on to chronicle the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first use of African-American troops, and the battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The program closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg, where Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
96 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
8 & up
Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 06, 2009.
Variant Title
Universe of Battle (1863)
Series
The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns
Civil War (Ken Burns)
Contents
  • Emblematic Civil War Photograph (0:51)
  • Battle of Luka: Acoustic Shadow (0:28)
  • Civil War: Summer of 1863 (3:56)
  • Alex Turner (1:15)
  • Cavalry Engagement Standoff (1:17)
  • Lee's Advance Column (2:59)
  • A Clash Over Shoes: Gettysburg (2:15)
  • Union Holds High Ground (2:45)
  • Letters Home (0:30)
  • Gettysburg: Second Day (2:56)
  • Big and Little Round Tops (3:49)
  • Chamberlain's Tactic (2:01)
  • Gettysburg: A Perfect Hell (4:48)
  • Victory Unknown (2:23)
  • George Pickett (3:57)
  • Fight to the Death (5:48)
  • Carnage of Gettysburg (6:06)
  • North and South Grieve (3:36)
  • Women in War (4:14)
  • Grant's Siege (3:53)
  • First Draft Call (3:34)
  • Draft Riots in New York City (1:29)
  • Powerful Ally: 54th Massachusetts Regiment (4:54)
  • William Harvey Carney (3:32)
  • Battle of Chickamauga (2:48)
  • George Henry Thomas and Tattered Troops (1:19)
  • Battle Above the Clouds: Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge (3:37)
  • Photographs on Union Mountain (1:11)
  • Winter of 1863: A Religious Age (2:51)
  • Soldiers' National Cemetery (3:29)
  • Gettysburg Address: A New Birth of Freedom (2:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c1990.
Publisher no.
  • 40976s Films Media Group
  • 40981 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (96 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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