Talk:The Civil War (TV series)
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The War (documentary) needs to be put into the box at the bottom of the Ken Burns film pages... don't know how to do it. --Bubba_Phat 2006 March 12 21:28
- On the off-change you'll check this page again: go to Template:Ken Burns films and edit it there. Stilgar135 19:56, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
From paragraph 2: "No reenactors are used.". From Episode 9: "The most memorable moment comes at the very end, with film of the 50th and 75th reunion of the Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg and a reenactment of Pickett's Charge." Which is correct? Ralphmerridew 13:12, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
- "Reenactors" in the opening paragraph refers to modern-day people who dress up as Civil War soldiers. The end of Ep. 9 features newsreel footage of Gettysburg veterans reenatcing the battle. Since the first links to an article about modern reenactors, it's alright to keep it in; I'll change the second to make it obvious that the veterans are reenacting. Stilgar135 16:22, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
I'd like to put in a section on corrections or inaccuracies. I think this is needed after viewing the section about Gen. Lee's family: the documentary states that his father Henry Lee fled to the West Indies, implied that he deserted his family. He actually went there to recuperate after suffering wounds inficted by a mob. CFLeon 22:55, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
- Here's another one for you: Episode 2: According to the frequently quoted/interviewed writer Shelby Foote "There were more casualties at Shiloh than at the Battle of Waterloo". Really? The French alone suffered more casualties at Waterloo than both sides did at Shiloh.1812ahill (talk) 02:45, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
- Excellent points. I would also add that some narrations are chronologically inconsistent. For example, at one point in Episode 1, the focus is on Bleeding Kansas, then on the Dred Scott Decision, then on Lincoln's quote about "alloy of hypocrisy", then on the Brooks attack on Sumner. The only snag is that the Dred Scott Decision was handed down in 1857, Lincoln's quote is from a letter he wrote to Joshua F. Speed in 1855, and the Brooks attack on Sumner was in 1856.Faux-pas Pete (talk) 14:33, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
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The link to George Black needs to be removed since the George Black that the link directs to died nearly two decades before the filming of the documentary. --Zappa2496 (talk) 07:22, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Since I didn't get a response, I went ahead and redlinked George Black. If anyone has any information on the George Black who was involved in this documentary, please add information to the new page.
At the end of the first paragraph it says that a book following the movie has been released. This needs a footnote to indicate the title and author(s) of the book. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:02, 18 November 2010 (UTC)