Lincoln And Lee At Antietam (2006)
The Single Bloodiest Day In American History
|It’s September 17, 1862 and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and end slavery in the South. But Robert E. Lee has other plans – invade the North. When Lee’s strategy falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Includes scarce footage from the 125th, 135th, and 140th Antietam Reenactments.
Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell (director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals), Lincoln an Lee at Antietam features scarce footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments.
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Editor's NoteRonald F. Maxwell uses his experience as director of the Civil War epics GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS as he narrates this documentary about the bloody Battle of Antietam. LINCOLN AND LEE AT ANTIETAM: THE COST OF FREEDOM uses footage of battle reenactments and discussion from Civil War experts to create a picture of the deadly day.
Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom - DVD Review
By: cozart Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/1/2009 6:16 PM
|With 2009 marking his 200th birthday, Abraham Lincoln seems to be all the rage these days. By year's end, a number of new biographies on Lincoln will be published, as will many other works dealing with the era of the Civil War. Against this backdrop, the documentary Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom, first released in 2006, has renewed relevance. Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of both Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, this documentary recounts the horrendously bloody battle at Antietam Creek....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Ronald F. Maxwell - Narrator|
|Robert Child - Director|