Civil War Minutes – Confederates reveals little know facts and stories about major Confederate players in the Civil War. Discover why few photographs exist of General Robert E. Lee and get an eyewitness account of J.E.B. Stuart’s death.
LENGTH: 180 Minutes
CATALOG #: 20416
UPC #: 6-4603204169-9
ISBN #: 1-56839-366-0
RELEASE YEAR: 2010
PRODUCER: Inecom Entertainment Company
TECHNICAL NOTES: 4 x 3 Full Screen, Digital Stereo
Learn how General John Morgan’s Raiders ended up in Pittsburgh jail; why both Union and Confederate soldiers fought with Confederate General John Chambliss’ sword; and how General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson earned his nickname.
Rarely told stories of Confederate soldiers including accounts of the battle of Fort Sumter and Confederate After Action Report at Gettysburg. Includes how Confederate soldiers dressed and how their uniforms were frequently upgraded as they rose through the ranks of their regiment. What were the soldier’s weapons of choice and how did fellowships forged during wartime last throughout their lives?
Confederate and Union soldiers’ stories in their own words and how the Civil War influenced their lives. Details of buttons on their uniforms and explanation of Confederate grave makers.
EXPLORING THE LIFE OF THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
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 MINUTES® – Confederate Volume 1 features rarely told stories of both the famous and average Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.
In the film, you will learn about many aspects of the Confederate soldier’s life. See the canteen, knife and sewing kit he carried, the implements of war he used, the musket he fired, the battle flag he waved and his personal story from the letters he wrote to home and the entries made in his diary. Also get an eyewitness view of the battle at Gettysburg through a Confederate After Action Report.
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 MINUTES® – Confederate Volume 2 features rarely told stories of both the famous and average Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.
In the film, you will see many artifacts including a Confederate musket recovered from the bottom of the sea after 100 years in the belly of a sunken Confederate blockade runner as well as rifles and ammunition used by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Also get an eyewitness account of the fall of the Union’s Fort Sumter from a Confederate soldier’s report to his hometown newspaper.
Michael Kraus, Narrator/Co-Writer
Michael Kraus is one of the world’s leading authorities on Civil War military history. Kraus has served the film industry as Military History Advisor for Miramax Films’ 2004 film Cold Mountain and Military Coordinator for New Line Cinema’s 1993 film Gettysburg. Kraus’ career includes working as a historian for several A&E television Civil War Journal episodes and as the Northern Commander of many Civil War 125th Anniversary reenactments.
Michael began reenacting in 1966. In 1970, he joined Sherman’s Bummers, the first ultra authentic reenactment unit in the country. In 1975, Kraus became a charter member of the “Irish Brigade”, which exists today as the 116th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company I, with Kraus as its captain.
Kraus also has provided historical consulting for a variety of other films about the Civil War and has contributed to numerous books and publications about the war between the states, including The 100th Pennsylvania Roundhead Regiment 1861-1865; Echoes of Battle; The Atlanta Campaign; Advance the Colors; Voices of the Civil War; Fredericksburg; Seccessionville; Assault on Charleston; and What Death More Glorious as well as to the periodicals Military Images and America’s Civil War.