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Civil War Pledge Event: The Universe of Battle

11/22/2009

The Civil War HD Breaks for NOLA CVWR SD Pledge Event Breaks packaged with “The Civil War” Pledge Event dubbed on to HD Tape


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Program
Civil War Pledge Event: The Universe of Battle
Program Description

A NEW Pledge Event for The Civil War, Episode 5 is being created by WGBH and will be tested in select markets in December 2009. A full release is pending. Original ep. description is as follows: THIS EPISODE OPENS WITH A DRAMATIC ACCOUNT OF THE TURNING POINT OF THE WAR: THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG - THE GREATEST BATTLE EVER FOUGHT IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. FOR THREE DAYS 150,000 WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH IN THE GENTLE PENNSYLVANIA COUNTRYSIDE CULMINATING IN PICKETT'S LEGENDARY CHARGE. THIS EXTENDED EPISODE THEN GOES ON TO CHRONICLE THE FALL OF VICKSBURG, THE NEW YORK DRAFT RIOTS, THE FIRST USE OF BLACK TROOPS, AND THE WESTERN BATTLES AT CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA. THE EPISODE CLOSES WITH THE DEDICATION OF A NEW UNION CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG IN NOVEMBER, WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN STRUGGLES TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HIS PEOPLE.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
War and Conflict
History
Citation
Chicago: “Civil War Pledge Event: The Universe of Battle,” 11/22/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3EA6BC0CFA64F749675173EE397C79B.
MLA: “Civil War Pledge Event: The Universe of Battle.” 11/22/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3EA6BC0CFA64F749675173EE397C79B>.
APA: Civil War Pledge Event: The Universe of Battle. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F3EA6BC0CFA64F749675173EE397C79B
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