American Civil War war movies
American Civil War war movies

American Civil War (1861-1865)

The American Civil War was a conflict between the southern and the northern states of United States of America. The conflict aroused around the legislation that abolished the slavery in the northern states. The southern states that were concetrated on agricultural production rather than industrial progress, depended heavily on the slaves workforce and were emphatically against the idea. The political issues soon lead to violence between the supporters of abolition of slavery and their opponents. In 1860, soon after election of Abraham Lincoln to be next president, South Carolina have adopted the act of secession from Federal Union and in next months other southern states have done the same t...
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Major battles of American Civil War

First Battle of Bull Run 21 July 1861

Also known as First Manassas Battle (since it was fought near the town of Manassas), it was the first major battle of American Civil War. Just few months after the start of the war Union forces were pushing towards the Confederate capitol city of Richmond, Virginia expecting to quickly finish the rebellion. They meet the opposition near the railway junction near Manassas (just 50 km from Washingto...



Battle of Fredericksburg 11 December 1862

The battle fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia. The battle was clash between well prepared defence of Cenfederates and completely senseless frontal attack of the Union forces. Having almost 2:1 advantage in number of forces the Union generals decided to cross the river and make a frontal attack through the town and up the hill where the trenches of the Confederates were well covered by t...



Battle of Chancellorsville 30 April 1863

After defeat in Battle of Fredericksburg Union general Hooker prepared a plan to ambush the Confederate general Lee, but Lee prepared a risky plan of pre-emptive strike. He has split his forces and use flanking manouver to completely surprise the enemy that had 2:1 advantage. The battle ended in Confederate victory and opened the general Lee the road to attack towards Washington, which lead to bat...



Battle of Gettysburg 1 July 1863

Most famous battle of the American Civil War because of two reasons - it was the battle with highest number of casualties in the entire war and also it was a turning point of the Civil War. Both sides suffered equally high number of casualties, but the retreat of Confederates started the collapse of their whole offensive....







War movies about American Civil War

The Horse Soldiers 1959 war movie

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

During the American Civil War Union cavalry unit is sent deep behind enemy lines to attack the strategic railroad station in Newton Town, but they have to find the way to keep their mission a secret.

Gettysburg 1993 war movie

Gettysburg (1993)

Depiction of the turning point of American Civil War - the famous battle of Gettysburg.

Gods and Generals 2003 war movie

Gods and Generals (2003)

The stories of generals from both sides of civil war presented in almost documentary like manner.



War games about American Civil War

Darkest of Days 2009 war game

Darkest of Days (2009)

Travel through time to take part in famous historic battles and stop the evil plan that could destroy the human kind.