Video: Civil War Minutes 03 - Faces of General Robert Lee

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Part 3 of the Civil War Minutes Confederate documentary series on Southern soldiers in the Civil War. Discover why General Robert E. Lee, although well known throughout the Civil War for his brilliant battle strategies, might not have been recognized on the battlefield. See why few wartime photographs of Lee exist and learn when most pictures found in the history books were taken. General Lee is arguable the most famous general from the American Civil War who was in command of the Southern Confederate forces until 1865. Lee's forces were victorious at the Seven Days Battles, the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was nearly defeated at the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the bloodiest day in American history. Lee invaded the North in 1863 which peaked at the High Water Mark of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1st through July 3rd, 1863. His horse was named Traveller (sometimes spelled Traveler) and was one of the most famous horses in history. Lee died in 1870. Numerous schools and locations have been named after the beloved General, including the famous Dodge Charger in the Dukes of Hazzard television show.

Though people often remember the generals and commanders from a major war, its outcome also depends largely on the nameless soldiers in the front lines. Illuminating little known history, CIVIL WAR MINUTESĀ® - Confederate features rarely told stories of both the famous and average Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. This film reveals the intimate details of the soldiers' lives in their own words, such as their weapons of choice, their uniforms and how soldiers form fellowships during the war that last throughout their lives. rebel rebels flag

The Civil War Minutes series is available on DVD from Inecom Entertainment Company. Available at stores like Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble.

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