Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of this series presents different battles from the war. Each uses re-enactments, expert commentary, and readings by actors such as Burt Reynolds, Charlton Heston, and Richard Dreyfuss to bring the events of the war to vivid life. Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War, Vol. 5 focuses on the siege of Vicksburg and the bloody Battle of Chickamauga.