Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War
Date: March 2011
Duration: 7 hours 9 minutes
Benson Bobrick, recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, tells the story of Benjamin 'Webb' Baker, his great-grandfather. Webb enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and thereafter suffered through horrid conditions in camp and absolute hell in combat. Benson's fascinating look at the Civil War also contains a heretofore unreleased collection of Webb's letters.