Save Our History : Fight for Honor: Great Civil War Battlefields

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  • For more than a century, Civil War battlefields have stood as important reminders of a time when America, tearing itself apart over sectional differences, nearly ceased to be. But the ever-increasing suburban sprawl along America's eastern seaboard is rapidly encroaching on these hallowed sites. This program travels to the most threatened sites to draw attention to a new war: a struggle between developers hoping to pave over Civil War battlefields and preservationists working to save and restore what is left of them. What does it mean when a country chooses to not preserve certain historic sites? And can its citizens fully comprehend, or honor, the sacrifice of the fallen soldiers without saving the soil where they gave their lives?


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 06, 2011.
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  • Beginning of the Civil War (3:04) -- Civil War: Motives for War (2:28) -- Civil War: Meeting at Manassas (3:54) -- Civil War: Battle of Manassas (4:34) -- Civil War: Critical Phase of Manassas (3:13) -- Civil War: Confusion on the Plains of Manassas (4:06) -- Civil War: Siege of New Orleans (2:44) -- Civil War: Protecting New Orleans (3:48) -- Jefferson Davis Does Little to Protect New Orleans (3:42) -- Civil War: Naval War Fleet (1:36) -- Civil War: Running the Gauntlet of the Mississippi (5:03) -- Civil War: Battle at Vicksburg (3:36) -- Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant and William Sherman (4:34) -- Civil War: Grant Versus Pemberton (3:09) -- Civil War: Reduction of Vicksburg (2:49) -- Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg (2:50) -- Civil War: Lincoln Chooses McClellan (4:05) -- Civil War: The Maryland Campaign (3:17) -- Civil War: Welcome in Maryland (1:52) -- Civil War: Harper's Ferry (4:40) -- Civil War: Battle South Mountain (2:29) -- Civil War: Battle of Sharpsburg (2:41) -- Civil War: Battle of Antietam (3:49) -- Civil War: Battle of Burnside's Bridge (3:59) -- Civil War: Spring, 1863 (2:15) -- Civil War: Gettysburg and Vicksburg (2:16) -- Civil War: Lincoln's Frustration with Mead (3:37) -- Credits: Save Our History: Fight for Honor: Great Civil War Battlefields (2:51)
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