- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 6 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2008
- Label: Edi Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Prisoners of War
- The Commanders in Chief
- Reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan
Description by OLDIES.com:
Relive the greatest crisis ever faced by the United States as this unique documentary traces the history of the Civil War from its origins through to the final tragic act of Lincoln's assassination. Witness four years of terrible campaigns that cut a swath of destruction from Virginia to the Mississippi River and beyond.
Recounted in over six captivating hours, the battle and leaders of the American Civil War are brought to life with fresh perspectives and new insights. Come with us as we unlock the secrets of this fascinating time, a crucible of violence from which a stronger nation emerged, ready to face the challenges of a changing world.
A riveting story told by the voices of Civil War historians!
Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Appomattox are all examined in this comprehensive collection. CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS takes an engrossing look at the war that nearly broke the United States apart. What began as a bitter dispute over union and states' rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America.