Confederacy

The Civil War: Episodes 6-9 (1990)

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This is the second half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 4
Episode Six: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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Middle
Length: 
05:00
The Civil War: Episodes 6-9

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

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Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

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970L
Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

The 290 (Unabridged)

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Jim Lynne is idly playing darts in Liverpool when his brother, Ted, calls him over to a table to ask a question about the ship that he's working on. It seems the ship, enigmatically named the 290, is not the cargo ship that people are saying it is. Whatever its purpose, it is certainly built for speed. But Jim thinks he knows that purpose: it is being built for the Confederate navy.

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910L
Length: 
02:33
The 290 (Unabridged)

Reconstructing a Nation (2007)

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Emancipation was only the beginning of a long road to freedom for those released from slavery. Following the Civil War, an immense economic and political effort was undertaken, focused on reunifying the divided nation.

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00:28
Reconstructing a Nation

A Nation Divided (2007)

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Although the Civil War is viewed today through the lens of the Union’s ultimate victory, for much of the war that victory was far from certain.

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High
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00:28
A Nation Divided