The Civil War. Episode 3, 1862--forever free

United States, 1989

TV show
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Episode number 3 of Series “The Civil War”.
The Union giant appears helpless. McClellan abandons his attempt to capture Richmond. The talk in Washington is that the North may lose the war, but Lincoln grimly pursues his course. What started as a struggle to preserve the Union is now becoming a crusade against slavery, but Lincoln needs a victory and at a small creek called Antietam he achieves it, at the cost of 23,000 lives, the bloodiest day of the war. General Robert E. Lee retreats and Lincoln issues his Emancipation Proclamation.

Credits

production company

Florentine Films

WETA-TV

co-producer

Ken Burns

Ric Burns

director
Duration

01:15:00:00

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

302993

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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