P442 ORACLE 442 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:10  4-Tel         10.00pm TONIGHT This is the third programme in this documentary series which tells the history of the American Civil War from 1861-1865. This week's episode looks at the fortunes of the Confederacy. Once Lincoln had declared that the North was fighting for the emancipation of slaves both Britain and France backed down. They had originally supported the Confederates but with their own anti- slavery policies it would have been politically embarrassing to side with the Southerners.  1/3 Next Feature Take 4 Shelf Life Facts
P442 ORACLE 442 Mon12 Oct C4 1741:12  4-Tel         For a while the Confederates had the upper hand on the battlefield but in July 1863 they suffered two crippling defeats at Vicksburg and Gettysburg. They lost forty per cent of their force at Gettysburg dashing all hope of achieving independence through military means. Gettysburg is also memorable for Lincoln's famous address. Four months after the battle he attended the dedication of the new cemetery and in seeking to de3cqibe the war aims of the Union, he arrived at a definition of democracy itself. 2/3 Next Feature Take 4 Shelf Life Facts
P442 ORACLE 442 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:00  4-Tel         As well as stu$xhng the battles, this programme also looks at the part played by music in the Civil War. Music was not only a way of relieving boredom but was also an inspiration to the soldiers. The war gave rise to thou3ands of patriotic and sentimental ballads. The same tunes became popular with both sides and many are still remembered today, such as Marching Through Georgia, Bonny Blue Flag and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The Divided Union is tonight at 10.00pm  373 Next Feature Take 4 Shelf Life Facts