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The Universe of battle, 1863

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War (Television program), episode 5.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of the war, the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western hemisphere. The episode then chronicles the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first use of Black troops, and the western battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The episode closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg, when Abraham Lincoln  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln
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: 29364124
Notes: Cataloged from credits and cassette container.
Credits: Producer, Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns ; editors, Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy ; photography, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires.
Performer(s): David McCollough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Civil War (Television program), episode 5.
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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This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of the war, the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western hemisphere. The episode then chronicles the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first use of Black troops, and the western battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The episode closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg, when Abraham Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people.

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