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
Just a Man (2008)
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
The Great John Ericsson (1937)
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
Beulah Land (1980)
TV mini-series; poor man's Gone with the Wind
Louisiana (1984)
Woman loses her house in the aftermath of the Civil War and vows to recoup her plantation
True Women (1997)
Lives of three women through the Texas Rebellion,Comanche raids, the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond
Glory (1989)
54th Massachusetts, first black army unit in the US
The Hunley (1999)
1864 submarine in Charleston, SC for Turner Network
Andersonville (1996)
Made for cable movie about infamous Confederate prison
Andersonville Trial (1970)
A court martialed Confederate officer faces trial for running the notorious prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, Georgia, where over 14,000 Union prisoners died from disease, starvation and neglect
Lincoln (1988)
Reveals more of the inner family problems faced by Lincoln
The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Assassinated at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
They’ve Killed President Lincoln (1971)
Simulated documentary footage to examine the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Killing Lincoln (2013)
Assassination of Lincoln
Prince of Players (1955)
Great American stage actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth
Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Dr. Samuel Mudd unjustly found guilty of helping in the Lincoln assassination
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)
Dr. Mudd accused of helping John Wilkes Booth get away after killing President Lincoln
Hellgate (1952)
Remake of Prisoner of Shark Island
The Conspirator (2010)
Rush to condemn to death Mary Surratt, owner of boarding house where conspiracy to kill Lincoln hashed out
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
The families of two brothers divided between the North and the South fight for different sides
Cold Mountain (2003)
Interesting question of just how unjust were the civil defense bands in the South
Drums in the Deep South (1951)
Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War
My Brother’s War (2005)
Over 400 women fought disguised as men during the Civil; this is one of those stories
The Great Sacrifice of President Jefferson Davis (2007)
Highlights of the life of slavery-backing President Davis