Lincoln: Season 2, Episode 1

The Unwilling Warrior (3 Sep. 1975)

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Abraham Lincoln learns the art of war in the hope that one day Americans will lay down their swords and shields and study war no more. The story spans the Civil War from 1861 through the Fall of Richmond in April 1865.

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Ed Flanders ...
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Simon Cameron
Norman Burton ...
General Ulysses S. Grant (as Normann Burton)
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John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
Robert Emhardt ...
Frank Maxwell ...
General Weitzel
Brendan Dillon ...
John Davis Chandler ...
Assassin (as John Chandler)
John Levin ...
Ron Hajak ...
Cavalry Man
Peter Hobbs ...
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Abraham Lincoln learns the art of war in the hope that one day Americans will lay down their swords and shields and study war no more. The story spans the Civil War from 1861 through the Fall of Richmond in April 1865.

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When Lincoln is shown visiting Richmond, Virginia after its occupation by the Union Army, he passes by the bodies of a number of dead Confederate soldiers lying in the streets, implying there had been a battle for the city. In fact, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had abandoned the city without resistance and moved west before the Union forces arrived. See more »

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Abraham Lincoln: What're you rushing off for?
Ellmer Ellsworth: Well, if I don't hurry, sir, the war will be over before I have a chance to get into it.
General Scott: The optimism of youth.
Ellmer Ellsworth: They can't last more than a few weeks, General. We outnumber them four to one. There's not a cannon factory in the whole South. And look what they're doing: Moving their capital from Alabama to Richmond! Now that's like a chess player sticking his king right in the center of the board. Why, we'll be matching through the streets of Richmond by the Fourth of...
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