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  • Fredericksburg
    Movie + 1 extra

    Fredericksburg

    Movie + 1 extra

    Fredericksburg, A Documentary Film is the complete story of the Union army's attempt to force a river crossing in front of the town of Fredericksburg, and dislodge the Confederates from their defenses, which would have opened the road to Richmond in December 1862. It is a unique film for a unique...

  • In the Valley of Death

    Originally filmed in standard definition, this Civil War short film is set around the Chancellorsville campaign depicting first hand soldier accounts from the war.

  • The Compact

    The Compact is the story of 12 Union Soldiers from the American Civil War. Raised across the country, they met in a hospital in Pennsylvania. They are drawn to make a compact to better their lives and meet 20 years later at Niagara Falls, NY. Meet the men and hear their stories.

  • Road to Los Angeles

    In 1842 the first gold strike has been found just outside the town El Pueblo de Los Angeles and the world rushes in to stake their claim.

  • Forlorn Hope

    Movie

    On a warm summer afternoon, late in the Civil War, more than 850 Maine Soldiers accepted orders to charge an entrenched Confederate position on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. Within 10 minutes of their charge, more than 630 of those soldiers were struck down. It was the largest number of ...

  • Battle at Shiloh: The Devil's Own Two Days

    Movie + 3 extras

    characters, based on real-life accounts, each filmed as documentary-style interviews.
    These stories reveal the dramatic and haunting effects of Shiloh, which resulted in almost 24,000 maimed, missing or dead; more casualties than in all previous American wars combined. The Battle of Shiloh marke...

  • Cailloux: The Fight to Freedom

    Movie

    The incredible true story of a man born enslaved, who eventually let the first assault by Black soldiers in the Civil War. Andre Cailloux’s courage became a rallying cry in their fight to end slavery. Told through the works of local New Orleans artists and preeminent experts, this important and p...

  • Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow 1812

    In 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia with the largest army Europe had ever seen. But after winning a costly victory at Borodino and occupying Moscow, Napoleon's invitation to Russian Emperor Alexander to make peace met with no response. Napoleon now found himself 500 miles from friendly territory, out...

  • Hunter's Raid: The Battle of Lynchburg

    Movie + 1 extra

    June, 1864. During the American Civil War, General David Hunter and his Army of 18,000 Union soldiers are ordered to capture Lynchburg, Virginia. If Hunter can seize this important Southern city, it might cripple the Confederacy permanently, and end the war. Defended only by old men and young boy...

  • Sword and Saber Nomenclature

    Updated with additional photography and remastered audio.

  • Savage & North Revolver - Civil War artifact reviewed

  • Soldiers All
    Movie + 2 extras

    Soldiers All

    Movie + 2 extras

    In the tradition of Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage, but with a broader sweep of time and events, Soldiers All carries the viewer from the exciting, early days of the conflict, to the grim, day-to-day battles in the trenches, and the poignant scenes of the veteran-reunions. It is the complet...

  • Antietam
    Movie + 2 extras

    Antietam

    Movie + 2 extras

    Unique, educational, and action-packed, Antietam, A Documentary Film was filmed on the actual Antietam battlefield and captured in 35mm motion picture film. It is narrated by James Earl Jones and includes four, on-site historians, working in pairs, two to each side, as they walk the battlefield,...

  • The History of the Magic Lantern

    Developed in the 17th century, the magic lantern allowed people to experience movie-like entertainment hundreds of years before cinema or photography existed.

    Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and physicist in the 1650s, is credited with the invention of the magic lantern. H...

  • Coffee Mill Sharps - Civi War artifact

  • Scythe & Reaper

    Civil War Digital Digest has combined two of its popular episodes into in larger story. By adding new still images, video footage, and re-mastering the audio a more complete discussion is had about how the scythe was used in the Civil War era as well as the reaper which replaced it in many circum...

  • The Killer a Fight in July

    An innocent man gets out of prison and returns to his home town to seek revenge on the man who framed him.

  • Bad Men and The Devil

    One stormy night in a saloon a group of cowboys encounter a very evil man.

  • Battle of Waterloo, 1815

  • In Their Words: 12th New Hampshire Infantry

    "In Their Words" chronicles the lives of various soldiers in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry during their service in the American Civil war using first person accounts.

  • West

    The real man with no name...rode with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, was chased by Wyatt Earp, escaped from Pat Garrett and was the only man Billy the Kid ever feared.

  • Hans Christian Heg - Union soldier

    Biographies often get made about people who seem almost larger than life in history. There are many others whose stories are equally as compelling that deserve to be told and remembered. In this episode one of those stories is told - that of Hans Christian Heg. There are many words that could de...

  • To Try (or Render) Lard

    Lard has many uses on the 19th century farm. Visit with Jeremy and Felicia from History Acres as they take you on the journey from harvesting lard, to preserving it, and then find out some of the uses!

    Enjoy this program, which was re-edited by Civil War Digital Digest and includes additional im...

  • Napoleon's Masterpiece: Austerlitz 1805