The Civil War
Episode 4, Simply Murder (1863)Streaming Video - 2009
This program begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg, which leads to two climaxes the following spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson, and at Vicksburg, where Grant's attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. Fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is addressed, along with the increasing desperation on the Confederate home front. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant's forces away from Vicksburg.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1990
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (62 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Simply Murder (1863)