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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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Informative but Inaccurate
21 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

As a student currently in U.S. history, I found this film to be informative in the battle of Gettysburg and what the strategic plans for it were. However the historical fallacies were inaccurate, such as terrain, uniforms,and they missed a large portion of the history in the first day. It was not necessary to focus on one or two generals, however the movie itself was informative and the graphic details well done. If the movie focused more on surrounding area and the question of escaped slaves - which was brought up and dropped - this would be slightly more riveting. It was not intended for the armies to meet, however it was not Lee's turning point in the war as this could've been pointed out in other battles. The movie itself was slightly unconnected as the plot moved forward, and the whole thing was drawn out, even for a three day battle. The highlights were the explanations of bullets and canister, which i identified as grapeshot, as these were helpful in showing how there were innumerable casualties with each hit. It was an interesting movie, but inaccurate in it details and portrayal of the event.


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