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|Civil War Battlefields|
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The American Civil War (1861-1865) is one of the greatest conflicts in the history of mankind, and the bloodiest and saddest war in American history. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a... more »
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Jo L. (PIZZELLEBFS)
Reviewed on 11/9/2008...
Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville.
Gettysburg, The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, Appomattox.
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Allatkertesz | USA | 06/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I sent this DVD to my father for Father's Day, because he has a great interest in the civil war, and has studied it for many years.
When I asked him how he liked it, he tried to be polite, but had to admit that while interesting, the accuracy was poor. While describing one battle, scenes were shown of a completely different location. He has visited these sites, and knows one from the other."
La Profesora | Big South | 03/10/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"...if you are a Civil War buff, this will make you pray for death. Let's just put it out there right now.
This WILL NOT give you a good overview of the war; this WILL NOT give you a good biographical sketch of the major players; this WILL NOT give you an idea of broader themes and causes of the war. The historian in me weeps (and the Civil War isn't even my area of focus/concern!#
Still, I gave this 3 stars and here's how I defend that rating: a)It covers the major battles: Manassas, Anietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotylvania and Appomattox. b) The speaker is clear and direct - anyone will be able to follow along #but it will be too basic for those who know anything about the war).
I wouldn't buy this as a gift for anyone. They'd hate you. Forever. Instead, I use this in my survey course while giving a lecture on the war - showing one or two battles as I go progress during the lecture. Having said that, there's no way this should be used in a full semester course of the Civil War. I would probably use this in a high school course, but again, only to punctuate certain parts of the lecture - you'll need to do full set up before showing parts of this."