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The Civil War

A Thousand Mile Front

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 27s

General George McClellan takes command of the Union army with an elaborate plan to destroy the Confederacy, but does nothing. U.S. Grant is assigned to desk duty; William T. Sherman resigns, close to suicide.

Aired: 09/06/15

Rating: NR

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