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Discussion of James Longstreet's Early Life and West Point Education
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directed by Craig Haffner; produced by Chris Mortensen; in General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son, Civil War Journal (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1994, first release 1994), 5 mins
In a war filled with a high code of loyalty and honor, few served more faithfully than Confederate General James Longstreet. His vision of the changing art of battle put him at odds with the favored Robert E. Lee and set the stage for a bloody controversy that refuses to end. This is the story of the man who many...
directed by Craig Haffner; produced by Chris Mortensen; in General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son, Civil War Journal (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1994, first release 1994), 5 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6, Valley of the Shadow of Death
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. In 30 days, the two armies lose more men than...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7, Most Hallowed Ground
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 12 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with the presidential election of 1864 that sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself: with Grant and Sherman stalled at Petersburg and Atlanta, opinion in the North h...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 12 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8, War Is All Hell
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
The episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
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