Making Sense of the American Civil War
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The Civil War [DVD videorecording] The Civil War [DVD videorecording]

Utilizing rare diary entries, photographs, and modern-day re-enactments, The History Channel explores every aspect of the Civil War.

Cold Mountain [DVD videorecording] Cold Mountain [DVD videorecording]

Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters.

Gettysburg [DVD videorecording] Gettysburg [DVD videorecording]

Civil War drama depicting the events and personal struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Glory [DVD videorecording] Glory [DVD videorecording]

Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.

Gone with the wind [DVD videorecording] Gone with the wind [DVD videorecording]

Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her family's plantation only to find it in ruins, with no food, animals and her mother dead. Later, Rhett courts Scarlett and they get married and have a daughter, Bonnie. When Bonnie dies, Rhett goes mad. Then Melanie dies. Rhett feels that Scarlett will go to Ashley to be with him. Not understanding Scarlett's intentions, Rhett walks out on Scarlett.

Gods and generals [DVD videorecording] Gods and generals [DVD videorecording]

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville.

The horse soldiers [DVD videorecording] The horse soldiers [DVD videorecording]

Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers whose task-- and apparent suicide mission-- is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the Confederacy. Marlowe's life is complicated by his ferocious running feud with the company's surgeon, Major Kendall.

The red badge of courage [DVD videorecording] The red badge of courage [DVD videorecording]

The story of Henry Fleming and his grappling with fear and courage as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War.

Robert E. Lee [DVD videorecording] Robert E. Lee [DVD videorecording]

Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.

Secrets of the Civil War [DVD videorecording] : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed Secrets of the Civil War [DVD videorecording] : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed

Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling undeneath it.

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