Beginning with the Union disaster at Fredericksburg, this episode chronicles the crucial events of the spring of 1863 including; Lee's brilliant victory at Chancellorsville and the death of Stonewall Jackson, the emergence of fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and the increasing desperation of the Confederate home front.
THE UNIVERSE OF BATTLE
In three days in 1863, 150,000 soldiers under Lee and Union General George Meadfight to the death in the gentle Pennsylvania countryside at Gettysburg. Black troops join the fighting, Vicksburg falls and there are bloody battles at Chickamauga and Chauanooga. Lincoln's Gettysburg address brilliantly conveys why the Union is fighting the war.
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
A biographical comparison of Lee and Grant precedes the chronicle of the extraordinary series of battles the two generals fought in Virginia in 1864.In just 30 days, their two armies lose more men then both sides together lost in the war's three previous years. As the horrendous casualty figures increase, Lincoln's chances for re-election dim, and with them the possibility of Union victory.
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Mono
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