CIVIL WAR MINUTES is not a chronicle of the Civil War, However the viewer will experience what it was like to be in the Civil War. This series is more interesting and entertaining than typical Civil War videos that focus on historical battles, dates and generals.
CIVIL WAR MINUTES brings to you the day-to-day reality for those that lived, loved, fought and died for their cause. Using never-before-seen photographs, letters, and artifacts from private collections, reenactments, and period songs, the program recounts what life was like for the average foot soldier. Personal journal entries and lRetters to home reveal the experience of the everyday soldier – capturing the volatile emotion of the time. It contains superb reenactment footage, but mainly uses other media such as actual engravings and photos to provide much more depth and accuracy. Order the series today and relive the drama, terror and excitement of the Civil War right in your own living room.
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Unique and new approach - Civil War Minutes uses many never-before-seen photographs and artifacts from private collections, live action footage and digitally captured engravings and photographs from rare books, which recreates the sentiment of the country as it was being torn apart as Americans battled Americans.
The human character of heroes has remained unchanged for 140 years. This series explores these everyday heroes of the Civil War through the personal stories of those that lived, loved, fought and died for their cause. Featuring Civil War historian Michael Kraus, the Military Coordinator for the film Gettysburg and the Northern Commander of many of the 125th Anniversary reenactments, Civil War Minutes brings to you entries from personal diaries and letters to home reveal the real stories behind the battles found in the history books.
Experience the Civil War in 39 captivating four-to-eight minute vignette segments featuring never before seen photographs, artifacts and hundreds of rare paintings and engravings. Learn about the lives of the soldiers through their handwritten letters home and find out what life was like from the perspective of the average foot soldier.
Appeals to all audiences - The series holds exceptional educational value, having been used in education as well as a reference guide for Civil War re-enactors. Narrated by Michael Kraus, military coordinator and historical consultant for Ted Turner’s popular “Gettysburg”, Civil War Minutes presents accurate depictions of history and features authentic songs performed by American folk musicians David Kincaid and Greg Singer.
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