Information about the Civil War
A ten part series exploring the American Civil War
Virginia was the pivotal state in the Civil War. As the mother state of the Union, it was a reluctant addition to the Confederate States of America. Over 60% of the battles in the four year Civil War were fought in Virginia. The Old Dominion suffered more damage in that period than has any other area in the western hemisphere. This documentary concentrates on Virginia's contributions, its sacrifices and the gallantry displayed by citizens at all levels during this nation-molding struggle.
This project was produced in conjunction with the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Virginia Tech Center for Civil War Studies. The program was shot and edited entirely in High Definition. Designed for use in the classroom, the three hour documentary was broken down into nine 20 minute segments.