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Guns Of The Civil War (1993)
Starring: Charles Martin Smith
Director: Cass Paley
Category: Documentary, Special Interest
Studio: Monterey Home Video
161 mins



Hosted by Charles Martin Smith

Here, in this most tragic time, there came the evolution of pistols and rifles and artillery that would forever change the way in which man fought wars.Within the names, that would forever establish themselves in the annals of weaponry- Colt, Winchester, Smith & Wesson- lies a different story of The Civil War.

Chapter One: A Greater Moral Force- The stories of the weapons used in the Civil War are as colorful as the men who used them.From the fields and farms, from the factories and ships, came the men who would forge the bloodiest of conflicts, the war that would tear a nation apart.

Chapter Two: Measure For Measure- As the legendary figures of Lee, Custer, Jackson, and Mosby, and so many others wrote their pages of history, both the Union and Confederate soldiers badly need more weapons.This is the story of the search for arms and how the boys who used them quickly became men or were heard from no more.

Chapter Three: Against The Thunderstorm- New Names join the charge- not the names of men, but of cannon and machine guns and ships at sea.This war that tore at he heart of a nation was fought too in names as innocent as Parrott Gun and as menacing as Gatling and Howitzer.