- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 6, 2006
The Hornetís Nest at Shiloh has always been considered the Confederate Waterloo, but new scholarship suggests historians have had it wrong for 150 years.
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- The definitive analysis of the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862.
Where soldiers die, history is made. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES offers a remarkably fresh and exhilarating look at the most fascinating conflicts in history by focusing on the bloody ground where they were waged. This groundbreaking series definitively re-examines what we think we know about history¬ís great clashes. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES redefines the military documentary by utilizing every possible technique ¬Ė demonstrations, reenactments, advanced forensic and historical analysis, and more ¬Ė to perfectly clarify battles from the legendary to the obscure.
One of the great routs, indeed one of the great shocks, of the Civil War was the Confederate defeat at Shiloh. They had chosen the battlefield; they had chosen the moment to attack; and they achieved almost total strategic and tactical surprise. Twelve hours after their surprise attack they were in a commanding position, but the next day they withdrew in disarray.
For nearly 150 years Confederate failure has been blamed on the fact that they lost valuable time at the Hornet¬ís Nest, where a detachment of Union soldiers held the line. But through forensic history BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES uncovers a very different story of why things went so badly for the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh.