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Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War
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directed by David W. Padrusch, 1970-; produced by David W. Padrusch, 1970- (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 1 hour 30 mins
The aftermath of the War Between the States was for many as terrible as the hostility itself. This riveting DVD presents the unvarnished story of the traumatic Reconstruction period. Slavery was not wiped out by the Civil War, only driven underground. The post-war chaos was a breeding ground for opportunists from...
directed by David W. Padrusch, 1970-; produced by David W. Padrusch, 1970- (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 1 hour 30 mins
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Battle History of the U.S. Navy, 1, Born Into War
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in Battle History of the U.S. Navy, 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 45 mins
This program examines the birth and early role of the U.S. Navy. After a general introduction, the video covers the late 18th century and early 19th century, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and technological advances that occurred with the dawning of the 20th century.
in Battle History of the U.S. Navy, 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 45 mins
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Battlefield Detectives, 1, The Civil War: Shiloh
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produced by Bob Bentley, 1946-, in Battlefield Detectives, 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 45 mins
One of the great routs, indeed one of the great shocks, of the Civil War was the Confederate defeat at Shiloh. They had chosen the battlefield; they had chosen the moment to attack; and they achieved almost total strategic and tactical surprise. Twelve hours after their surprise attack they were in a commanding po...
produced by Bob Bentley, 1946-, in Battlefield Detectives, 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 45 mins
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Battlefield Detectives, 8, The Civil War: Battle of Antietam
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directed by James Millar; produced by James Millar, in Battlefield Detectives, 8 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 42 mins
General Robert E. Lee's first invasion into the North ended in the Battle of Antietam--the bloodiest single day in the Civil War--and in all US history. Just 12 hours of fighting resulted in nearly 23,000 casualties. On September 17, 1862, two determined armies gathered near Sharpsburg, a quiet backwater near Anti...
directed by James Millar; produced by James Millar, in Battlefield Detectives, 8 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 42 mins
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Battlefield Detectives, 9, The Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg
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directed by James Millar; produced by James Millar, in Battlefield Detectives, 9 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 45 mins
July 1-3, 1863: Over three hot days, Union and Confederate forces clashed in and around a small Pennsylvania town. When the Battle of Gettysburg ended, the two exhausted sides had inflicted more than 50,000 casualties upon one another--the largest battle ever fought on American soil. The third day is considered th...
directed by James Millar; produced by James Millar, in Battlefield Detectives, 9 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 45 mins
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Big Picture, Episode 511, Army Digest, no. 8
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in Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG111), of United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Federal Records, in Big Picture, Episode 511 (District of Columbia: United States. Army Pictorial Service, 1960), 29 mins
The Mathew Brady Story' brings to the television screen the work of the famed photographer who, during the Civil War, earned the title of "The First Combat Photographer." In this documentary, Brady's crisp visual account of the Civil War and its men is brought to life as music, sound, and movement team up with Bra...
in Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG111), of United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Federal Records, in Big Picture, Episode 511 (District of Columbia: United States. Army Pictorial Service, 1960), 29 mins
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Black Inventors: Black Men and Iron Horses
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directed by Bill Buckley; produced by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011, originally published 1969), 18 mins
This film rediscovers the African American inventors whose genius built safety, speed, and reliability into American railroading. A. Philip Randolph discusses the struggle of the Black labor movement which sought to transform this racially segregated industry.
directed by Bill Buckley; produced by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011, originally published 1969), 18 mins
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Civil War Combat, The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh
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directed by Jim Lindsay; produced by Jim Lindsay, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 40 mins
Looks in detail at the fiercest fighting at the battle of Shiloh, called the Hornet's nest. What had begun as a surprise attack by the southern forces who routed the northern troops, was turned around when a small contingent commanded by William Wallace, had his troops hold a wagon road. When that position fell, t...
directed by Jim Lindsay; produced by Jim Lindsay, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 40 mins
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Civil War Combat, The Tragedy at Cold Harbor
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directed by David de Vries, 1961-; produced by David de Vries, 1961-, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 36 mins
Commentary by historians and eyewitness testimony are combined with dramatic reenactments to bring to life the tragic story of Cold Harbor, the bloody battle fought June 1-3, 1864. The Union lost 13,000 men, of which 6,000 fell in less than an hour of fighting on the third day of battle. Confederate losses totaled...
directed by David de Vries, 1961-; produced by David de Vries, 1961-, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 36 mins
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Civil War Combat, Little Round Top at Gettysburg
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directed by Robert M. Wise, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2001), 40 mins
Little Round Top was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by some historians to be the key point in the Union Army's defensive line that day, Little Round Top was defended successfully by the b...
directed by Robert M. Wise, in Civil War Combat (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2001), 40 mins
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