Shot to Pieces

Shot to Pieces

The Man That No Bullet Could Kill

Streaming Video - 2013
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The inspiring stories of a courageous Union soldier who commands troops in many of the deadliest battles of the Civil War are re-created in the Civil War Life. This action-packed biographical documentary reveals how a Harvard student overcame countless injuries and hardship to fight again and again, winning the admiration and respect from all those he encounters. This hero ventures far beyond his call of duty to fight for the love of his country, fellow soldiers and family. Scouting the Federal picket line at Yorktown, Bartlett's left knee and lower leg are Shot to Pieces by Confederate gunfire. In an especially accurate depiction, the surgeon amputates from the knee down. At home, gaining a wooden leg, Bartlett recuperates with Agnes Pomeroy, a Massachusetts businessman's daughter. Friendship blossoms into romance. A Confederate ball shatters Bartlett's wrist at Port Hudson while buckshot penetrates his foot, requiring surgery. His regiment musters out on September 1st, 1863. Despite Agnes imploring, "Don't go, you've done enough!" Bartlett rejoins the Army continuing to fight saying, "It will be a bloody day. I believe I am prepared to die." At the Battle of the Crater, another Confederate victory, Confederates capture Bartlett. He fights starvation and disease in prison to stay alive for the woman he loves. Highlights include battles and authentic Civil War medical and surgical procedures, all true to the facts of Bartlett's life. This feature-length film inspires young and old alike with its action-packed story of courage and devotion to duty, immersing the viewer in the smoke, gunfire and pathos of America's Civil War.
Publisher: [United States] : Janson Media : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.)) : sd., col

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