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Simply murder, 1863

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War (Television program), episode 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The episode begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and comes to two climaxes the following spring: at Chancellorsville, Lee wins his most brillant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; at Vicksburg, Grant's attempts to take the city by storm are stopped. Army life and life on the home front North and South are examined. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Music
Songs and music
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Stonewall Jackson; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Stonewall Jackson; Robert E Lee
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Ric Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Paul Barnes; Bruce Shaw; Tricia Reidy; David G McCullough; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 29364116
Notes: Cataloged from credits and cassette container.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw and Tricia Ready ; narrator, David McCullough.
Performer(s): David McCullough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (62 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. VHS.
Series Title: Civil War (Television program), episode 4.
Other Titles: Civil War
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy.

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The episode begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and comes to two climaxes the following spring: at Chancellorsville, Lee wins his most brillant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; at Vicksburg, Grant's attempts to take the city by storm are stopped. Army life and life on the home front North and South are examined. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant's forces from Vicksburg.

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