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The Civil War

Simply Murder - 1863/The Universe of Battle - 1863 (Parts 4 & 5 of 9) (#104)

Part four examines the fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the miseries of regimental life and the increasing desperation of the Confederate homefront. Part five opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of war: the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. [146 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' landmark series portrays the terrible conflict that tore America apart and defined it as a nation. The series embraces the entire sweep of the war using archival photographs, period paintings, newsreel footage of civil war veterans, live cinematography of battle sites, interviews with eminent historian, and a chorus of voices reading from diaries, letters, speeches and newspapers of the era.

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These episodes of The Civil War aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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