The battles have been documented,the general lionized.We have seen the turning point and the sacrifices.Now let Civil War Journal take you deeper,into the personal stories.Join host Denny Glover as he takes you through diaries,photographs,and re-enactment.Finally,a Civil War program that makes you feel the private and intimate side of the great conflict.This collection,focusing on the earlier years of war,offers the following four full-length episodes.
-West Point Classmates-Civil War Enemies In a great irony, former West Point classmates faced one another one opposite sides of the conflict-Union Generals Sherman,McClellan and Grant versus Confederate General Beauregard,Lee and President Jefferson Davis.
-Robert E.Lee The greatest commander of the Civil War may have been its loser.Born the son of a Revolutionary War hero,Robert E.Lee wad destined for greatness and tragedy.What went on inside the mind of this mythical "Marble Man?'
-Stonewall Jackson He earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run when he and his men "stood like a stone wall against Union forces."Stonewall Jackson was the South's most brilliant leader,cool under fire and rumored to be indestructible.It took a Confederate bullet fired by mistake to bring him down.
-Sherman And The March To The Seas On November 15,1864,Union General William Tecumseh Sherman left Atlanta in flames and began his long,ferocious "March to the Sea. His plan:obliterate everything in his path to break the South's will.