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Talking Maps

Civil War: Gettysburg to Appomattox (#105)

Union assaults repulsed at Fredericksburg. Tragedy at Chancellorsville. The unplanned, unexpected epic Battle of Gettysburg -- which turns the tide of war. After a long, agonizing siege, victory at Vicksburg. The heroism of the all African-American 54th Massachusetts Regiment in the attack on Fort Wager in South Carolina. Blind, ruthless man-to-man fighting in the Battle of the Wilderness. Petersburg besieged. The quiet, dignified surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. A nation bleeding, but preserved. [18 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Talking Maps offers a unique and clear overview, from beginning to the end, of the most significant wars in U.S. and World History within the proper geographical location.

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