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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (562)

Gettysburg is a 2011 American documentary television miniseries that explores the events leading up to and during the pivotal Civil War battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863. The three-part series was produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's production company, Scott Free Productions, and premiered on the History Channel on May 30, 2011. The show was created and directed by Adrian Moat, who had previously directed the 2009 History Channel documentary, WWII in HD.

The series is narrated by Sam Rockwell and features interviews with historians and military experts to provide context and analysis of the events depicted in the show. The series also includes dramatic reenactments of key moments from the battle, using actors and CGI to recreate the scale and intensity of the conflict.

The first episode, titled "A Gathering Storm," sets the stage for the battle by exploring the political and military context leading up to the conflict. The episode examines the early years of the Civil War and the leadership styles of Union General George Meade and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The episode also explores the social and political tensions surrounding the conflict, including issues of slavery and states' rights.

The second episode, titled "Fields of Fire," covers the first two days of the battle, from July 1-2, 1863. The episode begins with the Confederate assault on the Union-held town of Gettysburg, led by General Richard Ewell. The episode then follows the Union response, led by General John Reynolds and General Winfield Scott Hancock. The episode also explores the personal relationships between the soldiers on both sides of the conflict, and the toll that the battle takes on them and their families.

The final episode, titled "High Water Mark," covers the third and final day of the battle, when the Confederate forces launched their ill-fated assault on the Union center at Cemetery Ridge. The episode examines the strategic decisions made by both sides, including General Lee's controversial decision to launch the attack. The episode also explores the aftermath of the battle, including the enormous casualties suffered by both sides and the impact of the battle on the course of the Civil War.

Throughout the series, the show uses a combination of dramatic reenactments, expert analysis, and archival footage to bring the events of the battle to life. The show also emphasizes the human cost of the conflict, exploring the experiences of individual soldiers on both sides and their families.

Overall, Gettysburg is a compelling and informative exploration of one of the most important battles of the Civil War. The show provides a deep dive into the political and military context leading up to the battle, and offers a nuanced look at the experiences of the soldiers and civilians caught up in the conflict. The series is well-produced and engaging, with a strong narrative arc that keeps viewers engaged throughout.

Gettysburg is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on May 30, 2011.

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The Civil War: Gettysburg
7. The Civil War: Gettysburg
December 20, 2004
Scientific experts and military historians attempt to better understand the Battle of Gettysburg through evidence that now suggests that as the battle started, the Confederate fight was already doomed.
Battle Of Gettysburg
6. Battle Of Gettysburg
October 15, 2004
Confederate General Robert E. Lee has won battle after battle against the Union Army, prompting a frustrated President Lincoln to appoint General George Meade to lead the Union to fight another day.
Ghosts of Gettysburg
5. Ghosts of Gettysburg
July 19, 2013
Hundreds of witnesses have encountered the paranormal in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, making it one of the most haunted towns in America. Who are the spirits, and what might they know about America's bloodiest battle?
Chamberlain At Gettysburg
4. Chamberlain At Gettysburg
July 8, 2006
A college professor from Maine, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain rose through the ranks of the Union Army to become one of the most celebrated figures in the annals of the Civil War.
Lee at Gettysburg
3. Lee at Gettysburg
March 11, 2006
Arguably America's greatest general since George Washington, General Robert E. Lee gambled his army and the future of the Confederacy in one epic battle during three bloodiest days in American history.
Honor The Dead: Unsung Heroes Of Gettysburg
2. Honor The Dead: Unsung Heroes Of Gettysburg
July 3, 1997
Engaged in the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War, nearly 30,000 soldiers are killed in three days of fighting at Gettysburg. Many of these brave souls are forgotten as they fall.
1. Gettysburg
May 30, 2011
The gripping story of one of the most brutal battles in history.
Where to Watch Gettysburg
Gettysburg is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gettysburg on demand at Amazon Prime, History Vault and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (562)