TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Documentary, History, War
A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.
George Plimpton, the voice of George Templeton Strong, is the great-great-grandson of General Benjamin Franklin Butler, voiced by Studs Terkel.
The trickle of runaways coming into Northern lines now swelled to a flood. One ex-slave who had recently bought his freedom told a Union soldier "if I had known you gun men was a-coming, I'd have saved my money."
Contrary to this documentary (and many historians) Winfield Scott never recommended Robet E. Lee for anything more than a "significant command" nor did Lincoln offer Lee command of the Union Army.
An advisor to the President, Francis P. Blair, DID offer Lee command of the Defenses of Washington, via letter, but there are NO records that Lee. An Lincoln ever met in person.