About the Show
Some 60,000 Confederate troops clashed with nearly twice as many Union soldiers. The story of the first 24 hours of the fight is told through the eyes of four young Union soldiers. The Union men report on a harrowing rush across an old farm field into the open fire of the enemy concealed in the woods. They describe the suffering of comrades who burned to death in fires ignited by muzzle blasts. They recall a field hospital where amputations are performed quickly and efficiently. Finally, they tell of their own physical and mental anguish as they endure brutal wounds and suffer the loss of good friends.


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