American Experience: Robert E. Lee

American Experience: Robert E. Lee

Michael Murphy
 Cast: Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy
, Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon
, Kara Jackson
Kara Jackson


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Few figures in U.S. military history are as divisive as General Robert E. Lee (1807-70). Adored by some for his heroic leadership of the Confederacy during the Civil War - to such a degree that countless statues still commemorate him in the American South - and resented or loathed by others for the southern cause that he promulgated, Lee continues to court endless fascination. This episode of PBS's American Experience documentary series explores Lee's life, accomplishments and reputation, with a particularly strong emphasis on his string of military victories and the idolization surrounding Lee in the 140 years that followed his death.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2011
UPC: 0841887013932
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 42,986

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Robert E. Lee
1. The Young Lieutenant [10:01]
2. Family Life and War [13:26]
3. The Seccession Crisis [8:56]
4. Seven Days Battles [8:51]
5. Bringing the War to the North [8:09]
6. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg [9:20]
7. Grant's Overland Campaign [10:29]
8. Surrender [12:27]
9. Credits [3:19]

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