The Civil War. Episode 5, 1863--the universe of battle

United States, 1989

TV show
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Episode number 5 of Series “The Civil War”.
Feeling invincible after the spring’s great victories Lee drives north to Gettysburg and three of the most crucial days of the war. 51,000 men fall, one in every three, and when the firing dies, General Lee is in retreat, never again to threaten the North. Grant seizes Vicksburg and the rebels are soundly defeated in Tennessee, but the first military draft provokes a series of anti-war, anti-black riots. Scarcely noticed in all the hubbub is Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and the address in which he defines the Union and the war in a mere 269 words.

Credits

director
co-producer

Ric Burns

Ken Burns

production company

WETA-TV

Florentine Films

Duration

01:35:00:00

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

37805

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Gettysburg (Pa.)

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → African Americans - History

History → History

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

Places → Gettysburg (Pa.)

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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