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Portraying the newly invented telegraph as the "Internet of the 19th century," this stimulating program illustrates how Lincoln used this early form of electronic messaging as a "war weapon" at the Battle of Gettysburg.

The telegraph allowed him to exercise powers of command, communication, and control never before available to a commander-in-chief. Tracing the war from the lead-up to the battle through the Gettysburg Address, the documentary weaves together dramatic reenactments, historical photographs, and interviews with historians and other experts to craft an image of the battle and of Lincoln’s revolutionary use "high-tech" to inform strategic decisions.

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Copyright

2013

Publisher

PBS

Grade

8 and up

Color

Black-and-white and color

Run Time

55 minutes