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Spotsylvania comes to life in this documentary. It includes some of the staging for the reenactment, as well as 14 minutes with Ed Bearss on Upton’s assault. This is well worth your time. ... C.O.D.
Spotsylvania Court House
The 1864 Civil War battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, was a fight waged by first-string generals. Commanding battle-hardened, veteran armies. Here, the north's aggressive, and successful general, Ulysses S. Grant, fought the south's finest tactician, Robert E. Lee. This campaign was the first time during the Civil War that these two "heavyweights" opposed each other. In addition, at Spotsylvania Court House, the savagery because of this mighty confrontation, - this clash of determined bulldogs, - was staggering. At the battle of Spotsylvania after fourteen days of fighting, nearly 18,000 northerners and 10,000 southerners were killed, maimed, or captured at the battle of Spotsylvania.
Produced from footage gathered at the national- level scale 140th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Spotsylvania, the documentary features high-definition footage of all the highly authentic battle reenactment action. It also features some of the most authentic breastworks ever created! When combined with beautiful high - definition footage of the Spotsylvania Court House National Battlefield, animated battle maps, and high-resolution images of photography taken after the 1864 battle, Spotsylvania Court House is the first documentary of its kind!
1) 35- minute highlight video from "extra" footage shot at the event (plus a Tornado section)
2) 14-minute tour of Union General, Emory Upton's assault hosted by legendary Civil War expert, Ed Bearss, on the actual battlefield site where it took place
3) 3-minute High Definition tour of the Spotsylvania portion of the National Military Park
4) 6-minute tour of things to see and do in Spotsylvania County.