- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 19, 2001
They descend annually on the historic places whose names reverberate through American history--Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run. They come dressed in the blue and gray, and prepared to endure surprising hardships in the name of authenticity. They are Civil War re-enactors, and their numbers are growing.
THE UNFINISHED CIVIL WAR examines this phenomenon, meeting with the war buffs who bring the epic engagements back to life and exploring the reasons behind the surging popularity of this unusual pastime. If there is a common thread to be found, it is a shared passion for history and an eccentric willingness to embrace sacrifice in the name of a deeper understanding of what life was like for the soldiers and civilians of that long-ago war: some march into battle barefoot, eat parched corn and hardtack and sleep with comrades in the vintage "spooning" position.
Part war movie, part character study, THE UNFINISHED CIVL WAR lives on in the hearts and minds of weekend warriors whose ancestors fought--or were enslaved--during American's darkest chapter.