America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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 Mary Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Jacob Hale Sr. 3 episodes, 1982
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 James Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Preacher / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Lester Bedell 3 episodes, 1982
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 Matthew Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Professor Lowe 3 episodes, 1982
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 Malachy Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Capt. Potts 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Harrison 3 episodes, 1982
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 Pvt. Grundy 3 episodes, 1982
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 Emma Gayser / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Capt. Randolph 3 episodes, 1982
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 Christopher Spencer 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Fairburn 3 episodes, 1982
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 Evelyn Hale 3 episodes, 1982
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 Kathy Reynolds 3 episodes, 1982
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 Arbuthnot 3 episodes, 1982
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 Ben Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Gen. George Meade 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maggie Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Phineas Wade 3 episodes, 1982
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 Mark Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Maj. Welles / ... 3 episodes, 1982
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 Sgt. O'Toole 3 episodes, 1982
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 Mrs. Lovelace 3 episodes, 1982
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 Luke Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 3 episodes, 1982
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 Secretary of State Seward 3 episodes, 1982
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 John Brown 3 episodes, 1982
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 Jonathan Henry 3 episodes, 1982
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 Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1982
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 George (older employee at the Gettysburgh Newspaper) 2 episodes, 1982
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 Alvin Mooney 2 episodes, 1982
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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Drama | History | War

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14 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Die Blauen und die Grauen  »

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One of Gregory Peck's greatest heroes from childhood was President Abraham Lincoln. Peck was initially concerned about playing him since at 66 he was a decade older than Lincoln was when he was assassinated. See more »

Goofs

When John Brown is hanged for the uprising at Harper's Ferry, the apple trees are in full blossom. John Brown was hanged on 2 December 1859. See more »

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: It's well known that the more a man speaks, the less he's understood.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Blue and the Gray (2011) See more »

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Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady (as Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy)
Music by Thomas Hastings
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not the best civil war movie--but not the worst either
4 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember my high school history teacher making us watch this in class my freshmen year of high school....at that time in my life I could've cared less about seeing this film. many - many years later I watched this again. and I liked it, in fact I cannot remeber why I was unable to get interested in this film the first time I seen it(I was probably too young to enjoy a long drama back then).but although I have seen some civil war movies that blow this one away. it is very much worth watching.---its funny to see this film now because this films cast looks like an episode of "where are they now?" this music score is fair , the costumes are good(same as any other civil war movie)...but Ouch, but I kept noticing that all the actors have early 1980's post disco era hair styles rather than 1860's hair styles and the hair styles cause this film to look dated. I found it interesting that the 4 brother this film is about are named after the 1st 4 books in the new testiment of the bible(Mathew,Mark,Luke and John -I failed to notice that the 1st time i seen this film)This is not the best Civil War Movie(that honor goes to "Gettysburg"), but its not the worst civil war movie either(that honor/shame goes to "The Rose and the Jackail")I give this film 3 out of 5 stars.. see this film at least once,and if you give it a chance it will entertain you


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