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Valley of the shadow of death, 1864

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War (Television program), episode 6.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee, this episode chronicles the battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the Wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia, as in thiry days the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals north and south, then follow Sherman's campaign in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Ulysses S Grant; William T Sherman; Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S Grant; Robert E Lee; Abraham Lincoln; William T Sherman
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: 29364134
Notes: Cataloged from credits and cassette container.
Credits: Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw and Tricia Reidy ; narrator, David McCullough.
Performer(s): David McCullough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (70 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. VHS.
Series Title: Civil War (Television program), episode 6.
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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Beginning with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee, this episode chronicles the battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the Wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia, as in thiry days the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals north and south, then follow Sherman's campaign in northern Georgia. As the armies become deadlocked at Richmond and Atlanta, Lincoln's chances for re-election dim.

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