The Civil War

Season 1 Episode 2

A Very Bloody Affair (1862)

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1990 on PBS
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The war initially goes badly for the North - McClellan fails in Virginia, ironclad ships change the nature of conflict on the waters for all time, Europe flirts with allying with the South after adverse pressure on cotton prices from the Confederate States of America, and a bloody stalemate ensues at Shiloh in Tennessee.moreless

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Julie Harris (I)

Julie Harris (I)

Voice of Mary Chesnut

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Jason Robards

Jason Robards

Voice of Ulysses S. Grant

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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Voice of Frederick Douglass

Guest Star

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Voice of Abraham Lincoln

Recurring Role

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