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Civil War Video

The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns

Ken Burns

PBS Home Video, 1990

This is the video that got me interested in the American Civil War. Shelby Foote is fantastic in this series. Probably the best documentary ever made. You can see the influence that this documentary has had on all of the documentaries that followed it.


Ronald F. Maxwell, Director

Turner Home Entertainment, 1993.

Faithful production based on the 1975 Pulitzer Prize winning, historical novel, The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. Provides an in depth look at the Battle of Gettysburg over the three days from July 1 through July 3, 1863.

Ride With The Devil

Ang Lee, Director

Universal Studios, 1999.

Excellent fictionlized account of the Missouri-Kansas Border War examining the lives of Missouri guerrillas during the AMerican Civil War.

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