It is September 17, 1862 and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and end slavery in the South. But Robert E. Lee has other plans - invade the North.
The first in a series of nine documentary files, produced by the Lincoln Institute discussing the issues surrounding the drafting of the Emancipation Proclamation.
A time-lapse sequence of the Grand Review of the Army, taken in May 1865 after the end of the Civil War. Assembled from still photos and animated. A "movie" made in 1865!
A ten minute clip in which American Civil War reenactors explain that it is their deep interest in history, often passed along through family ties, that compels them to participate in these historic reenactments.
A short account of the battle of Vicksburg as presented by the U.S. Army.
A (crude)clip from a History Chanel production outlining the significance that the telegraph played in the American Civil War.
Filmed in 2007, this is a film clip featuring Civil War re-enactors who are demonstrating the proper manner of loading a musket on the battlefield.
A nice clip featuring Union Civil War fife and drum reenactors performing a classic piece of American military music from the time.
A clip from the film "Gettysburg" re-staging Colonel Joshuah Chamberlain's (Jeff Daniels) necessary bayonet attack from the slopes of Little Round Top.