The Civil War. Episode 4, 1863--simply murder

United States, 1989

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “The Civil War”.
The war is in its third year and enthusiasm for the fighting has fled. In their awful camps men are dying of disease at the rate of two for every one slain in combat. Yet the struggle goes on. Robert E. Lee devastates the Union at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville but at great cost. At Vicksburg Ulysses S. Grant lays siege to the rebel stronghold, slowly throttling the South’s lifeline. Meanwhile General Lee prepares to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania, thereby setting the stage for the war’s greatest battle.

Credits

director
co-producer

Ric Burns

Ken Burns

production company

WETA-TV

Florentine Films

Duration

01:00:00:00

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

37769

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

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White and Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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