The years 1861 to 1865 were the most traumatic and tragic of our Nation's history. The War between the Northern and Southern States claimed more than 620,000 lives and seared the American mind and soul for a century thereafter. The survivors of that terrible war wished that their sacrifices be remembered. And, as they marched with thinning ranks into a new century, the invention of the motion-picture camera enabled technology to record their moving image, their faces and voices, allowing us to remember them as something more than a stilted pose, a bronze statue, or a name on a marble headstone. This collection of newsreels allows one for the first time to actually see and hear the gallant heroes of the American Civil War. This collection of newsreels allows one for the first time to actually see and hear the gallant heroes of the American Civil War. Featuring the 1913 & 1938 Gettysburg Reunions and more. For education, entertainment, enlightenment and inspiration. We hope you enjoy and even learn something.