The Civil War. Episode 2, 1862--a very bloody affair

United States, 1989

TV show
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Episode number 2 of Series “The Civil War”.
1,000,000 men are massing along a 1,600 km. front. Washington is a madhouse with hordes of opportunists jostling for advantage. General George McClellan slowly leads his huge Army of the Potomac up the Virginia Peninsula towards the Confederate capital of Richmond, but when he encounters only a tiny Confederate force he doesn’t fight, he halts and digs in. To the west, however, Ulysses S. Grant meets the South’s Albert S. Johnston in a battle called Shiloh. For two days 100,000 men slam viciously into each other. At the end the Union holds the field and 23,000 soldiers have fallen, the first of many huge losses on the battlefield.

Credits

director
co-producer

Ric Burns

Ken Burns

production company

WETA-TV

Florentine Films

Duration

01:05:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Appears in

The Civil War

Group of items

The Civil War

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37739

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African Americans - Civil rights

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → African Americans - History

History → History

History → Slavery

History → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - United States

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White and Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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