An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
George Wunderlich ...
Himself - Executive Director, Museum of Civil War Medicine
Peter Carmichael ...
Himself - Director, Civil War Institute (as Dr. Peter Carmichael)
Garry E. Adelman ...
Himself - Historian, Civil War Trust (as Garry Adelman)
Steven Knott ...
Himself - Instructor, U.S. Army War College (as Captain Steven Knott)
Edward L. Ayers ...
Himself - Author, The Crucible of the Civil War (as Dr. Edward Ayers)
Hari Jones ...
Himself - Curator, African American Civil War Museum
James M. McPherson ...
Himself - Author, Battle Cry of Freedom (as James McPherson)
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Himself - 19th Century Weaponry Expert
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Why doesn't anyone speak English?
14 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can make the case that the grammar of the regular enlisted man for North or South would be very basic, their vocabulary severely limited by a lifetime of not receiving any education.

But even the Generals and other officers, particularly those on the South, are speaking gibberish, not one discernible English phrase. And it takes away from me taking this program seriously to any degree.

I mean, do the actors get paid less if they just speak gibberish instead of English? Is that in the union contract or something? Case in point: Barksdale, he is shouting orders out that are in a language totally foreign to anything heard on planet earth. It really bothered me too because this was a pretty important commander in the "history" of the South, something the "history" channel doesn't take as seriously as most people, which in itself is confusing. Showing this man to be an illiterate buffoon that can't even muster a single properly structured sentence let alone a few words to his own troops does him a disservice.

Just nonsense. History Channel has produced another winner here.


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