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Secrets of the Civil War
Secrets of the Civil War
Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     9hr 53min

Nearly a century and half have passed since Lee surrendered at Appomattox, but the words and images created during the Civil War still bring home the impact of the bloodiest conflict seen on American shores. Now, HISTORY r...  more »


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Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Civil War
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/18/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 9hr 53min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Exploration of Things History Never Taught Us
The Movie Man | Maywood, New Jersey USA | 11/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Secrets of the Civil War" is a four-disc set containing an in-depth look at significant, but not well-known, battles of the war, from Antietam to Shiloh to Gettysburg. Archival letters, original diary entries, cinematic reenactments and interviews with noted historians bring events that occurred over 140 years ago to vivid life. We learn that in the cavalry charge at Mine Creek, Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size. Also covered is a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling underneath it. Nine separate programs from the History Channel are included."
Secrets of the Civil War
kathi-o | St. Louis, Mo United States | 02/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of programs from the History Channel is a treasure trove of information on little known or previously forgotten incidents of the Civil War. At first I thought, "How could I have missed this series?", then discovered that the set is a compilation of previously aired programs that are informative, as well as entertaining. I have recommended this set to several people, and each one of them has reported that they are glad they have been informed about these little "jewels"."
Engrossing unusual facts about the Civil War
R. Moore | Australia | 03/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't think the HISTORY CHANNEL has ever produced a bad documentary.
This series of investigations of quirky events in the US Civil War is really engrossing... and I'm an Aussie. At times a little over-re-enacted and repetitive, it nevertheless is engaging story-telling. Unfortunately only available in Region 1 mode (why do they do this? - there's a whole world market out there you US centric media people). However, if you have a program such as ANYDVD, it will crack the coding and make it easy to copy the disc to make it playable on any DVD in the world.