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The Battle of Cedar Mountain

The Union army attacked Confederate forces led by Stonewall Jackson near Cedar Mountain. The Confederate’s counterattack was successful and broke the Union’s line of defense.
Online
2017; 2005
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The Battle of Vicksburg

After leading campaigns near the Mississippi River, Ulysses S. Grant turned to Vicksburg. The Confederate army retreated into the city and held the Union back for months. The city was eventually surrendered to the Union, giving them full control of the Mississippi River.
Online
2017; 2005
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Bloodbath

The Civil War tore the nation apart, pitting North against South and brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. Blood and Glory: the Civil War in Color brings this historical event to life in a two-part documentary special. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare black and white photographs were painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. Bloodbath provides an overview of life for soldiers on both sides, major battles, the war’s end, and the Reconstruction Era.
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2017; 2015
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The Battle of Franklin

Confederate commander John Hood attempted to stop the Union’s destruction of the South with Sherman’s March to the Sea. Hood’s troops pursued Union forces throughout Tennessee before suffering huge losses at the Battle of Franklin.
Online
2017; 2005
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The Battle of Spotsylvania

Shortly after being appointed the leader of the Union army, Ulysses S. Grant marched his men south. They would meet Robert E. Lee’s men near Spotsylvania Court House. The two armies fought in close quarters and thousands were killed or captured. Grant was credited with the victory after Lee moved the Confederate line back.
Online
2017; 2005
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The Battle of Chancellorsville

With Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson’s superior tactical skills, the Confederates managed to defeat the large Union force at Chancellorsville. Jackson was shot by friendly fire during the battle and died a few days later.
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2017; 2005
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The March to War

The Civil War tore the nation apart, pitting North against South and brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. Blood and Glory: the Civil War in Color brings this important historical event to life in a two-part documentary special as never seen before. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare black and white photographs were painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. March to War examines tensions over slavery and states’ rights that led to war, early battles, and advances in military techn [...]
Online
2017; 2015
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The Battle of Appomattox

General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army surround the Confederates as they attempt to flee besieged Petersburg. The two armies clash numerous times before General Robert E. Lee agrees to meet Grant in Appomattox Courthouse to discuss a ceasefire. They agree to terms and end the Civil War with a Confederate surrender.
Online
2017; 2005
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Final Stages

The tide of the Civil War changed with a series of northern victories in 1863. Review the battles at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. Investigate Sherman's 1864 march through Georgia, Grant's strategy in Virginia, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
Online
2015; 2004
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The Battle of Antietam

George McClellan’s Union forces met Robert E. Lee’s near Antietam Creek. More than 27,000 soldiers were killed in less than 12 hours. It was the deadliest day in American military history. The battle marked the end of Lee’s first attempt to invade the North.
Online
2017; 2005
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River of Death [electronic resource]

Narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), "Civil War: the Untold Story" provides new insights into the causes of the Civil War, life on the home front, the politics of war, the issue of slavery, and the relatively unheralded role African Americans played in the conflict. Filmed at the actual battle sites, the five-part series uses re-enactors to recreate the epic battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta. Interviews with scholars and 3D graphics convey battle tactics while underscoring the relationship between the Western Campaign and the more famous battles waged in the East. "River of Death" addresses the Emancipation Proclamation and enlisted African American soldiers, the Battle of Vicksburg, and the Battle of Chickamauga.
Online
2013
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With Malice Toward None [electronic resource]

Narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), "Civil War: the Untold Story" provides new insights into the causes of the Civil War, life on the home front, the politics of war, the issue of slavery, and the relatively unheralded role African Americans played in the conflict. Filmed at the actual battle sites, the five-part series uses re-enactors to recreate the epic battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta. Interviews with scholars and 3D graphics convey battle tactics while underscoring the relationship between the Western Campaign and the more famous battles waged in the East. "With Malice Toward None" covers Sherman's Defeat at Kennesaw Mountain, George McClellan's nomination, the Fall of Atlanta, Lincoln's reelection, and S [...]
Online
2013
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America at War: Volume V Civil War Combat

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Includes reenactments of the battles of Shiloh and Antietam.
DVD
2007; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
174.

Civil War Journal

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Through diaries, photograhs, and factual reenactments, these four episodes focus on the earlier years of the Civil War, including John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry; the first military engagement of the war at Fort Sumter; the first major battle at Bull Ron, and the mix of escaped slaves and educated African American men who made up the 65th Massachusetts regiment.
DVD
2001; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

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Abe Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln lead the nation through a tremendous upheaval; a time when our country was pulling apart at the seams. This intimate portrait of Abraham lincoln, using authentic stills of the time, will hopefully bring you a little closer in understanding the complexities of our 16th president of the United States.; The Civil War, Vol. 1-2: As the war that inflicted more casualties on American soldiers than any other, follow the events from Lincoln's victory in the presidential election of 1860 to Lee's surrender in northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, at the McLean House.; The diary of a Confederate soldier, Vol. 1-2: This is an intimate look into the Civil War as told by a Confederate soldier who recorded his thoughts and feelings on paper. Understand the Civil War like [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)