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


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Credited cast:
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)
Himself - 19th Century Weaponry Expert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cal de Beer ...
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An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

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Truly the documentary of documentaries
8 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gettysburg is one of the most realistic and best told documentaries in the world. Not only does Gettysburg masterfully tell the story of this epic three day fight but it tells it in one of the most awe inspiring experiences in documentary history. The fashion in which this documentary is told realistically depicts the events that happened on July 1,2 and 3 by the masterful use of diagrams and reenactments. Half of Gettysburg is told through the eyes of soldiers who fought during the battles that occurred on the three faithful days at Gettysburg. The other half is a combination of narration simulations of charted movements and some of the most brutal but realistic reenactments in history. Overall Gettysburg is an amazing, realistic, well acted, well reenacted and well told documentary. The amazing amounts of information acquired from this documentary make this History Channel special a movie to see. I give Gettysburg a 10 out of 10 for it's amazingly told and reenacted story. Nobody should miss out on this amazing historic experience.

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