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The Civil War

Simply Murder - 1863/The Universe of Battle - 1863 (4 & 5 of 9) (#104)

In part 4, there is fierce northern opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and increasing desperation on the Confederate home front. Part 5 focuses on the turning point of the war—the Battle of Gettysburg. [146 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' landmark series portrays the terrible conflict that tore America apart and defined it as a nation. The series embraces the entire sweep of the war using archival photographs, period paintings, newsreel footage of civil war veterans, live cinematography of battle sites, interviews with eminent historian, and a chorus of voices reading from diaries, letters, speeches and newspapers of the era.

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