American Civil War

Overview

The precipitating event of the Civil War took place on June 16, 1858; referencing a Biblical passage, Abraham Lincoln declared that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." He was referring, of course, to the fundamental division between the ideal of American democracy, and the barbarism of American slavery.The following years witnessed America's greatest internal conflict, one that tore the country asunder. This documentary program canvasses the various stages and pivotal events of the war, from the first ...
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Overview

The precipitating event of the Civil War took place on June 16, 1858; referencing a Biblical passage, Abraham Lincoln declared that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." He was referring, of course, to the fundamental division between the ideal of American democracy, and the barbarism of American slavery.The following years witnessed America's greatest internal conflict, one that tore the country asunder. This documentary program canvasses the various stages and pivotal events of the war, from the first protests against slavery to the final bloody victory at Appamattox. Installments include: "Rally Around the Flag," "Scott's Plan," "General Grant's War," "The Butcher's Bill" and "Jubilation."
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Special Features

Civil War Timelines; Slide Show; Previews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2011
  • UPC: 628261071999
  • Source: Madacy Home Video
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,842

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Civil War
1. Intro / "Human Bondage" [9:27]
2. "Abolitionist" [14:00]
3. "Popular Sovereignty" [4:09]
4. "Bleeding Kansas" [2:42]
5. "John Brown's Body" [12:22]
1. Intro / "A House Divided" [7:35]
2. "First Shot" [4:37]
3. "Despots Heel Upon Thy Shore" [6:09]
4. "A Bold Plan" [5:40]
5. "Go Where the Fire Is the Hottest" [7:17]
6. "Bull Run of the West" [11:57]
Disc #2 -- American Civil War
1. Intro / "Anaconda" [10:46]
2. "All Quiet On the Potomac" [8:02]
3. "My Old Kentucky Home" [14:32]
4. "Unconditional Surrender Grant" [7:52]
1. Intro / "Bloody Shiloh" [7:38]
2. "Queen City of the Bluff" [6:57]
3. "Marse Robert Takes Command" [5:13]
4. "Changing Fronts" [2:56]
5. "Maryland My Maryland" [8:58]
6. "The Mississippi Experiement" [4:58]
7. "The Winter of Discontent" [5:22]
Disc #3 -- American Civil War
1. Intro / "Fight For the Heartland" [8:28]
2. "Distant Guns" [3:17]
3. "A Fight For Water" [7:02]
4. "The Cornfield" [10:08]
5. "Forward Skirmishers" [4:32]
6. "The New Commander On the Eastern Front" [9:33]
1. Intro / "Crossroads" [22:33]
2. "Lee's Invincible" [9:58]
3. "In the Devil's Den" [12:34]
Disc #4 -- American Civil War
1. Intro / "Not All Of Us" [10:15]
2. "War at Our Heartstone" [6:52]
3. "The Tarnished General" [3:42]
4. "Uncle Billy" [7:31]
5. "Where Is McPherson" [11:41]
1. Intro / "A Battle of Invisibles" [12:42]
2. "Hurrah For Texas" [10:13]
3. "A Foot Race South" [8:47]
4. "The Last Caviler" [3:05]
5. "It Was Murder" [7:16]
Disc #5 -- American Civil War
1. Intro / "Keep the Ball Rolling" [10:33]
2. "Red Clay and Blood" [11:20]
3. "God Damn, Jeff David" [6:54]
4. "The Lost Opportunity" [3:41]
5. "Beat Their Brains Out" [5:48]
6. "Dead Generals On the Porch" [6:45]
1. Intro / "Waterloo" [11:17]
2. "At Our Mercy" [8:06]
3. "I Rather Die a Thousand Deaths" [6:02]
4. "He Belongs To the Ages" [19:38]
Disc #6 -- Glory
1. Start [3:49]
2. Antietam Creek [4:34]
3. Field Hospital [1:09]
4. The Shaw Party [5:03]
5. Recruits [2:36]
6. Readville Camp [3:24]
7. Mess Hall [1:12]
8. "Dear Mother" [2:58]
9. Assembly [5:01]
10. Issuing Arms [4:28]
11. His Job [2:29]
12. Bayonet Practice [6:54]
13. Christmas Dinner [6:56]
14. 600 Shoes [2:28]
15. Payday [3:28]
16. The 54th [2:05]
17. New Sgt.-Major [2:28]
18. Beaufort [3:35]
19. Darien [4:42]
20. "Dear Father" [2:34]
21. Thomas and Trip [2:41]
22. Transfer Request [2:56]
23. James Island [5:08]
24. A Promise [1:06]
25. News [3:52]
26. Honor Request [8:13]
27. "We Are Ready" [2:26]
28. "Remember" [2:22]
29. Who Will Carry On? [1:33]
30. March To Glory [1:44]
31. Charge! [4:03]
32. Fort's Wall [4:15]
33. Lost Cause [2:19]
34. End Credits [7:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Civil War
   Play All
   Bonus Features
      Civil War Timeline 1861
      Photo Gallery
      Previews: "Scott Plan"
      Previews: "Facing Both Ways"
   Our Peculiar Institution
   Rally Around the Flag
Disc #2 -- American Civil War
   Play All
   Bonus Features
      Civil War Timeline 1862
      Photo Gallery
      Previews: "We Are Coming Father Abraham"
      Previews: "Lee's Masterpiece"
   Scott's Plan
   Facing Both Ways
Disc #3 -- American Civil War
   Play All
   Bonus Features
      Civil War Timeline 1863
      Photo Gallery
      Previews: "High Water Mark"
      Previews: "General Grant's War"
   We Are Coming Father Abraham
   Lee's Masterpiece
Disc #4 -- American Civil War
   Play All
   Bonus Features
      Civil War Timeline 1864
      Photo Gallery
      Previews: "The Butcher's Bill"
      Previews: "Jubilation"
   High Water Mark
   General Grant's War
Disc #5 -- American Civil War
   Play All
   Bonus Features
      Civil War Timeline 1865
      Photo Gallery
      Previews: "Our Peculiar Institution"
      Previews: "Rally Around the Flag"
   The Butcher's Bill
   Jubilation
Disc #6 -- Glory
   Play Movie
   Languages / Audio Set-Up
      English Dolby Surround
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Spanish
      French
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      French
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
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