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The Blue and the Gray

I just watched The Blue and the Gray miniseries from 1982 (for the first time since 1982, I believe) and enjoyed it.  There is a bit - OK a lot - of melodrama, and some really questionable acting, but it was co-written by Bruce Catton  (who knew?) which added a lot. There were a number of scenes that helped round out what we tend to learn about the Civil War in school - such as units from each side trading informally with each other.  It also made the point that the players were all individual human beings with flaws and virtues.   It's aged gracefully and is well worth another viewing. 
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