Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »
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 Cpl. Ben Canfield, USA (13 episodes, 1961)
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 Cpl. Jeff Canfield, CSA (11 episodes, 1961)
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 Pa Canfield (5 episodes, 1961)
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the young men fighting it. Bellah's stories were about the smaller incidents that impacted the regular soldier, not just the officers, and "The Americans" reflected this sensibility. Written by rtvf

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corporal | american civil war | See All (2) »

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Action | War

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23 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Brothers fighting the Civil War from opposite sides.
10 January 1999 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I have remembered this TV series for nearly 40 years. It was a heart tugging series, about two brothers fighting the Civil War. One brother was in the Union Army and the other in the Confederate Army.

You just knew one day they would meet face to face on the battlefield, and you just didn't want that to happen. You drew yourself to each of the brothers, in their individual stories of the war.

Good history of times past, warm family feelings torn apart by war.

There is room for a new TV series based upon this story line, today. I hope some producer picks it up and goes with it.


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