Top critical review
Not the best buy.
April 9, 2017
Watching this is rather like trying to read an encyclopaedia. It covers too much ground in too little detail. Troop movements are shown (roughly one per battle) but only show one moment in time, rather than the sequence. Most of the action took place in the East (or that's the impression given by the film), though Vicksburg is at least mentioned. The narrator has a rather muffled and soporific voice. The re-enactments are very good, but after a time, all look the same, over the same fields. For my money, It's better to buy DVDs of specific battles to watch, and a book (or books with maps)
to tie the whole sequence together.