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

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Series cast summary:
...  Jonas Steele 3 episodes, 1982
...  John Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
...  Mary Hale 3 episodes, 1982
...  Jacob Hale Sr. 3 episodes, 1982
...  James Hale 3 episodes, 1982
...  Preacher / ... 3 episodes, 1982
...  Lester Bedell 3 episodes, 1982
...  Matthew Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
James Carroll Jordan ...  Professor Lowe 3 episodes, 1982
...  Malachy Hale 3 episodes, 1982
...  Capt. Potts 3 episodes, 1982
...  Maj. Harrison 3 episodes, 1982
...  Pvt. Grundy 3 episodes, 1982
...  Emma Gayser / ... 3 episodes, 1982
...  Capt. Randolph 3 episodes, 1982
David Rounds ...  Christopher Spencer 3 episodes, 1982
...  Maj. Fairburn 3 episodes, 1982
...  Evelyn Hale 3 episodes, 1982
...  Kathy Reynolds 3 episodes, 1982
...  Arbuthnot 3 episodes, 1982
...  Ben Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
...  Gen. George Meade 3 episodes, 1982
...  Maggie Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
...  Phineas Wade 3 episodes, 1982
...  Mark Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
...  Maj. Welles / ... 3 episodes, 1982
...  Sgt. O'Toole 3 episodes, 1982
...  Mrs. Lovelace 3 episodes, 1982
...  Luke Geyser 3 episodes, 1982
...  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 3 episodes, 1982
...  Sen. Reynolds 3 episodes, 1982
...  Secretary of State Seward 3 episodes, 1982
...  John Brown 3 episodes, 1982
...  Jonathan Henry 3 episodes, 1982
...  Abraham Lincoln 3 episodes, 1982
...  Jake Hale Jr. 3 episodes, 1982
Janice Carroll ...  Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1982
Veronica Redd ...  Hattie 2 episodes, 1982
...  George (older employee at the Gettysburgh Newspaper) 2 episodes, 1982
John Voldstad ...  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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14 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Die Blauen und die Grauen  »

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Some of the filming took place at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Arkansas. The film crew built a false side onto one of the historic buildings there and then blew it off for a special effect - assuring the State park officials that no harm would come to the building. The explosion was rather larger than promised and caused some damage to the structure of the historic house. See more »

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On the DVD release version, during the first Bull Run battle scene (set in 1861), a helicopter used to film scenes from the air is visible flying from left to right across the screen above the house on the hill. See more »

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Jake Hale Jr.: Five dollars?
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Connections

Referenced in The Walker (2007) 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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excellent portrayal of the horrors of war
12 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This was a very good film about the Civil War. It showed the mindset of people living in the south during that era; how they were swayed into entering a futile and dangerous undertaking. The agony of war was shown at its worst, depicting the loss of the combatants as well as bystanders. Any war is horrible, but the war between the states is more so because of its utter uselessness. The waste of life and material should never have been allowed to happen. I recommend this movie; the action sequences are dramatic and well done, however, I felt some of the scenes seemed a bit underpopulated.


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