Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. A visually stunning, provocative history unlike any other Civil War program. This compelling series from the National Museum of American History is a sweeping look at the war’s military, political and social history. Each episode features dramatic reenactments of important campaigns; first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and participants read by distinguished actors; period photographs, paintings and artifacts; intriguing expert challenges to traditional historical thinking; original contemporary illustrations; computer enhanced maps; and music of the time. The strategies and motivations that created this devastating and heroic period come alive in this comprehensive reference.
Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War DVD 1861-1862 – DISC 1