The Divided Union – The Story of the American Civil War, 1861-1865 (1987): Part 04 – Total War


Historical documentary on the American Civil War (1861-1865) featuring firsthand information from personal diaries, soldiers’ letters, reminiscences, personal accounts, photographs, paintings, extensive footage of battlefields and historic locations, as well as interviews with leading historians and writers, and reenactments of many of the key campaigns. All this makes this title an authentic documentary of the Civil War.

Outline of Part 04

The war took its toll not only on the battlefields but also on the day-to-day lives of Northern and Southern civilians. Through songs, diaries, poems, paintings, memoirs, and letters of soldiers and those they left at home, you will enter that war-torn world. You will also witness the changing technology of warfare, the appointment of Ulysses S. Grant as Union commander, and the tragic experiences of African-Americans–some freed, some enslaved.

The Divided Union: The Story of the American Civil War, 1861-65 War Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Peter Batty.
  • Producer: Peter Batty.
  • Release Date: 1987 (US).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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