To Appomattox, an 8 part made for TV series premiering in 2013, has had a name change. It is now called Grant VS. Lee. Here is the summary of the first three episodes:
The Point At West Point and in Mexico, relationships between the best and brightest men of emerging American nation are formed-deep bonds made-then challenged with the outbreak of Civil War. American Macbeth Grant's triumphs in the West set rivals against him in Washington who use rumors of his earlier alcoholism to check his advancement. In the East, ambitious George McClellan is given supreme command over all U.S. forces and faces the indomitable Robert E. Lee in battle. Shooting Star Against the backdrop of Bloody Shiloh in the West, Grant and Sherman's friendship is cemented-the friendship that will win the war. In the East, Lee triumphs over McClellan, while Henry Halleck, fearing that Grant's continued success will usurp his own power and position removes Grant from command in order to make Grant's victories his own...
Of course, there must be an Abraham Lincoln. So who would you cast as the president?
Here is the ballot: George Pickett, Stonewall Jackson, Colonel Miles Quaritch
You won if you voted for Stephen Lang. Check the To Appomattox film website and the Internet Movie Database's entry for Stephen Lang.
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The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours. But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground where Union and Confederate soldiers fought the Battle of Antietam only now appears close to a declaration of victory.
As Americans gather to honor the sacrifice of those who fell Sept. 17, 1862 —
as they are doing this weekend and Monday on the 150th anniversary — they will
do so at one of the nation's best-preserved Civil War sites. Unlike many of the places where Union and Confederate forces clashed,
Antietam offers visitors the opportunity to view the terrain much as it appeared
at the time — without the visual clutter of the 20th and 21st centuries.
"It's a remarkable success story of historic preservation," said O. James
Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Trust. "Antietam is the best-preserved
Civil War battlefield east of Shiloh" in western Tennessee. The prospects for Antietam's preservation didn't always appear so hopeful.
For three straight years, 1989 to 1991, the National Trust for Historic
Preservation listed Antietam among its 11 most threatened historic places
because of encroaching development.
Now the national trust considers Antietam a model of public-private
cooperation to preserve historic land — not just on the battlefield, but in the
surrounding area. "At Antietam, the context for the battlefield also is conserved," said Rob
Nieweg, director of the trust's Washington field office. "The public in 2012 or
2050 will have the opportunity to envision what happened here."
Full Text of Story Continued at Los Angles Times, September 16, 2012