This THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 6 DVD Box Set is not and should not be confused with the highly-acclaimed but expensive THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - a film by Ken Burns. This is the 2010 version released by HISTORY CHANNEL
Disc 1: THE MOST DARING MISSION of the Civil War and APRIL 1865.
Disc 2: THE BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES ANTIETAM and SHILOH.
Disc 3: SECRET MISSIONS and THE LOST BATTLE of the Civil War.
Disc 4: TALES OF THE GUNS of the Civil War and EIGHTY ACRES OF HELL.
Disc 5: SHERMAN'S MARCH Plus SPECIAL FEATURES.
Disc 6: CIVIL WAR COMBAT Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg & Cold Harbor.
This is not a complete history of the American Civil War but nevertheless has many interesting new stories and re-enactments from U S Grant's symbolic gesture of doffing his hat to Robert E Lee as he left Appomattox after the surrender to a Union Prison for Confederates near Chicago which seemed to almost match the more well-known Southern Prison for Union Troops at Andersonville, Georgia.
The Civil War is often referred to as the first "modern" war in history, included armaments, ironclad ships, telegraph and railroads. The casualty list on both sides for four years of fighting was truly appalling, much of which is reflected here.
Disc Five is devoted entirely William T Sherman's epic "march to the sea", which is extremely well done and is worth the entire box-set price on its own!
Much of the material here is in standard 4:3 aspect whilst the rest is in wide-screen format. Over fourteen hours of viewing here for very little money, you just can't go wrong!