Civil War Begins and Ends

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Raymond Massey as Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
John Ford director
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Copperhead (2013)
Opponents of Lincoln in the north get in trouble with their neighbors
A bit of recovery for the distraught Mrs. Lincoln
Tad (1995)
Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad
Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln tries to get the states to ratify the constitutional amendment that bans slavery from the United States
Class of ’61 (1993)
Graduates of West Point enter the Civil War with the Battle of Bull Run; July 21, 1861
Ironclads (1991)
The CSS Virginia versus the USS Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862
Hearts in Bondage (1936)
Battle between the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) and the USS Monitor
Designer of the iron-clad ship the Monitor to fight the ironclad Confederate ship the Merrimack
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Seven friends travel for the purpose of joining up with the Confederate army; Battle of Shiloh, Pittsburgh Landing, s.w. Tennessee on the Tennessee River, April 6-7, 1862
Johnny Shiloh (1963)
Walt Disney film; drummer boy for the Union Army; Battles of Shiloh (April 1862) and later Chickamauga (Sept. 20, 1863)
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
During Atlanta campaign, Yanks steal a Reb locomotive and try to tear up the track; April 12, 1862
Free State of Jones (2016)
Southern deserter Newton Knight forms the Knight Company on October 13, 1863 to oppose the Confederates in Mississippi; First Battle of Corinth, April 29 to May 30, 1862
Tap Roots (1948)
Very loosely based on farm owner reacting to the attempt by his Jones County to secede from Mississippi
Gods and Generals (2003)
Pro-Southern film about early Confederate victories: Fredericksburg (Dec. 11-15, 1862), Chancelorsville that led to excessive hubris in Gen. Lee
Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967)
Film about young boy who joins the Confederate Mosby Raiders (Mosby captured Union General Stoughton March 1863)
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Set in Vicksburg campaign; John Ford and John Wayne; May 18 - July 4, 1863
Gettysburg (1993)
1863 battle, high water mark of the Confederacy (July 1-3, 1863)
The Perfect Tribute (1991)
Young boy and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Gangs of New York (2002)
Ethnic tensions between Irish immigrants and native Americans leads to infamous New York City draft riots of July 13-16, 1863
Wicked Spring (2002)
Battle of the Wilderness, May 5 - May 7 1864
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
VMI cadets fight in the Battle of New Market, Virginia May 18, 1864
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Battle of Atlanta; July 22, 1864