Film: Blue vs. Gray: Killing Fields
Three bloody years after they began fighting, the Confederate forces appeared to be winning the Civil War, despite their smaller numbers. Then in the spring of 1874, the Union Army of the Potomac, led by the ruthlessly determined Ulysses S. Grant, reversed the course of the conflict and of American history and race relations. The toll in terms of lives lost on both the Blue (Northern) and Gray (Southern) sides was staggering. More than 125 years later, this harrowing re-enactment of tide-turning clashes was filmed on actual battlefields and is expertly narrated by Civil War scholars. 2 hours on 3 cassettes or 1 DVD.