The Civil War

Season 1 Episode 6

Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Sep 26, 1990 on PBS
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Grant and Lee match wits and forces in a number of engagements - from "Wilderness" to a stalemate at Petersburg, Virginia. Lincoln worries that the prolonged war will destroy his chances of re-election, but General Sherman begins a string of successes marching through Georgia.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Chris McDowell

    Chris McDowell

    Voice of Sam Watkins

    Guest Star

    Chris Murney

    Chris Murney

    Voice of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

    Guest Star

    Studs Terkel

    Studs Terkel

    Voice of Benjamin F. Butler

    Guest Star

    Sam Waterston

    Sam Waterston

    Voice of Abraham Lincoln

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Some of the major events chronicled in this installment include biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, Grant's plans for winning the war on all fronts, the Battles of "Wilderness" and Spotsylvania, lack of Union success at Cold Harbor, and the beginnings of Sherman's ruthless march eastward from Chattanooga.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Narrator: In 1864, the Civil War was in its fourth year, Union ships patrolled the Mississippi, the Union blockade was tightening. Lee had been defeated at Gettysburg, and Vicksburg and Chattanooga had fallen. As Confederate hopes began to dim, Union objectives became clear.

      • William T. Sherman (General, Union Army): War is the remedy our enemies have chosen and I say let us give them all they want.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Notable historians, advisors and commentators that appear include Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss, James McPherson, Stephen Oates, and Steven Sears.

        The primary theme music, Ashokan Farewell, was composed at an earlier date and is performed by Jay Ungar and "Fiddle Fever."

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • This episode takes its title from the Book of Psalms (23), often translated as, "though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil."

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