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Brothers meet before the campaign
A massive two-day battle is covered in detail in this two-hour documentary of the Battle of the Wilderness. Filmed in the actual Wilderness, west of Fredericksburg, Virginia, The Battle of the Wilderness is the complete story of the beginning of the Overland Campaign of 1864. Hosted by Gordon Rhea, the author of the definitive work on the Wilderness, the program also features commentary and analysis by James I. “Bud” Robertson, National Park Service historian John Heiser and historian David Finney, with original animated maps that make the complex story of this battle easier to follow.
Standard definition DVD and download. 101 minutes
Confederates advance in a clearing
Night action in the Wilderness
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