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

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    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...

  • August Light: Wilson's Creek and the Battle for Missouri

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    The Battle of Wilson's Creek, the second major battle of the Civil War, marked the beginning of four years of invading armies and ruthless guerrilla warfare. Told through the experiences of civilians and soldiers, this film presents an unprecedented depiction of the clash between North and South ...

  • Antietam
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    Antietam

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    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,...

  • Battle of the Wilderness

    A retro documentary about the massive two-day battle is covered in detail in this two-hour documentary of the Battle of the Wilderness. Filmed in the actual Wilderness, west of Fredericksburg, Virginia, The Battle of the Wilderness is the complete story of the beginning of the Overland Campaign o...

  • Thrown into the Fire: 16th Connecticut at Antietam

  • 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 Road to Valhalla
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    The Road to Valhalla

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    Buck Taylor stars in The Road to Valhalla - A place of honor, glory and happiness where heroes slain in battle are received.

  • Hunter's Raid: The Battle of Lynchburg

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    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...

  • Faith of the Fathers

    Whether black or white, chaplains served in many capacities representing the broadest spectrum of American Christianity. Explore the exploits of chaplains in the American Civil War.

  • 160th Anniversary Maryland Campaign

    This exclusive video showcases the 160th Anniversary Maryland Campaign "A Perfect Homespun Waterloo" the fight at Snavely Ford & Otto's Cornfield at Antietam Creek, Maryland.

  • Cailloux: The Fight to Freedom

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    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...

  • Fredericksburg
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    Fredericksburg

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    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...

  • 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...

  • Spencer vs Henry

    Revised and updated for HistoryFix, this program looks at what it took to send the Spencer and Henry rifles into the field with Union soldiers during the Civil War. New for 2023, get a better experience with more recreated battle footage and stills of both original soldiers and the weapons they c...

  • The Assault on Fort Stedman

    R.E. Lee’s last offensive against the Union army around Petersburg is recreated in “The Assault on Fort Stedman.” Confederate General John B. Gordon’s elaborate plan to capture a portion of the Union siege lines is explored, including the making of white strips of cloth, used to identify
    Confeder...

  • Elizabeth Keckley - Slavery to Dress Designer

    This insightful look at Elizabeth Keckley, born into slavery, freed woman, dressmaker to Varina Howell Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln, brings to light a little known part of the Lincoln story and American history

  • Gettysburg and the Iron Brigade Guard

  • 14th Brooklyn | The Red Legged Devils at the Battle of Gettysburg

  • Chancellorsville

    The most comprehensive film study of the Union Army's major attempt to win the war in the eastern theater in 1863. Filmed on the actual battlefield, and at the Claymont estate near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Chancellorsville brings to life Joseph Hooker's grand plan to sweep around the Confede...

  • The Gettysburg Electric Map

    Get primed for the anniversary by watching The Gettysburg Electric Map like you’ve never seen it before. Photographs, graphics and combat action have been added to enhance the viewing experience.The original map was researched, designed and constructed in the late 1930s and featured electric ligh...

  • Maine at Gettysburg

  • Soldiers All
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    Soldiers All

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    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...

  • Forlorn Hope

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    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 ...

  • Wicked Spring

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    During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get separated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate from each other until they meet by chance on the banks of a quiet cr...