COMBO: DVD, Living In Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes and 5-DVD set, Ken Burns: The Civil War
DVD, FIELD OF LOST SHOES, A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL
This docu-drama chronicles the Civil War Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. Local professional (Shenandoah Shakespeare) and amateur actors don costumes to play out the story of the Bushong family and Virginia Military Institute cadets caught up in the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley. It is a story of youth, valor, friendship and love of country.
Running Time: 60 minutes
5-DVD set, Ken Burns: The Civil War
Description: Ken Burns' Emmy® Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. THE CIVIL WAR is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
Episode 1: The Cause - 1861
The stage is set for war as the nation begins to tear apart. Opposition by the North to slavery in the South fuels a bitter debate, and the country wrestles with conflicts between the Union and States' rights. Commanding center stage are towering figures - Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
Episode 2: A Very Bloody Affair - 1862
The war to preserve the Union becomes a war to free the slaves, and political fights become as a fierce as those on the battlefield. The chains of slavery begin to crumble while the Confederacy struggles for recognition, and its resourceful army hands the Union critical defeats.
Episode 3: Forever Free - 1862
Defeat hovers over the Union Army as President Lincoln prepares the landmark Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. While Lincoln waits for a victorious moment for this announcement, Union troops lose repeatedly. Finally with a victory at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war gives way to the dawn of emancipation.
Episode 4: Simply Murder - 1863
Their names are etched forever in history - Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg - some of the Civil War's stormiest battlegrounds. While life in the South becomes more desperate, Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation also grows. The combat spearheaded by Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee brings the war to a fever pitch.
Episode 5: The Universe of Battle - 1863
The turning point of the war is reached at the legendary Battle of Gettysburg. While 150,000 men face death in Pennsylvania's fields, the war spreads westward. As the Union drafts more soldiers, riots rage in New York, and African American troops join the fight. At Gettysburg's cemetery, President Lincoln articulates the poignant hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Episode 6: Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864
In one month's time, General Grant's and General Lee's armies suffer more casualties than in three years of war, but the impasse continues. A standoff at Petersburg and General Sherman's campaign through Georgia push the death toll higher.
Episode 7: Most Hallowed Ground - 1864
The presidential campaign of 1864 finds a nation truly divided against itself, and Lincoln seems doomed to defeat. The Union armies have stalled, and people have turned against the war. Unexpectedly, eleventh-hour victories sway the votes Lincoln's way.
Episode 8: War Is All Hell - 1865
Sherman's legendary "March to the Sea" portends the war's end, searing the heartland of Georgia and the Carolinas. Key Southern cities fall under General Grant's command and General Lee's dramatic surrender finally unfolds.
Episode 9: The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865
In the bittersweet days after the war's end, the Union's triumph quickly turns to sorrow. Just five days after victory, President Lincoln dies by the hand of John Wilkes Booth. This final episode surveys the fates of the people who left their indelible marks on this remarkable era. And it leaves us with insights into the meaning of a conflict that helped make us the nation we are today.
DVD Chapter list:
- Drums of War - Old Bethpage Brass
- Oliver Wendell Holmes - Roebling, Paul
- Ashokan Farewell - Ungar, Jay
- Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
- We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder - Reagon, Bernice Joh
- Dixie/Bonnie Blue Flag - New American Brass
- Cheer Boys Cheer - New American Brass
- Angel Band - Barenburg, Russ
- Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Schwab, Jacqueline
- Leorena - Glaser, Matt
- Parade - New American Brass
- Hail Columbia - New American Brass
- Dixie - Horton, Bobby
- Kingdom Coming - Glaser, Matt
- Battle Hymn of the Republic - Glser, Matt
- All Quiet on the Potomac - Schwab, Jacqueline
- Flag of Columbia - Schwab, Jacqueline
- Weeping, Sad and Lonely - James, Peggy
- Yankee Doodle - Old Bethpage Brass
- Palmyra Schottische - New American Brass
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Old Bethpage Brass
- Shenandoah - Levy, John
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Glaser, Matt
- Marching Through Georgia - Glaser, Matt
- Marching Through Georgia [Lament] - Schwab, Jacqueline
- Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
- Battle Hymn Of The Republic
- Ashokan Farewell/Sullivan Ballou Letter - Abyssinian Baptist
- Behind the Scenes: The Civil War Reconstruction
- Commentary by Ken Burns
- Interviews with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, George Will and Stanley Crouch
- Biography Cards and Battlefield Maps
- Civil War Challenge
- Featurettes: Ken Burns: Making History and A Conversation with Ken Burns
Running Time: 690 minutes on 5 discs