Lincoln (1974–1976)

The Unwilling Warrior 

Abraham Lincoln learns the art of war in the hope that one day Americans will lay down their swords and shields and study war no more. The story spans the Civil War from 1861 through the Fall of Richmond in April 1865.

Director:

George Schaefer

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Hal Holbrook ... Abraham Lincoln
Sada Thompson ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Ed Flanders ... General George C. McClellan
Lloyd Nolan ... William H. Seward
John Randolph ... Simon Cameron
Norman Burton ... General Ulysses S. Grant (as Normann Burton)
Michael Cristofer ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
Robert Emhardt ... General Winfield Scott
Frank Maxwell ... General Weitzel
Brendan Dillon ... Allan Pinkerton
John Davis Chandler ... Assassin (as John Chandler)
John Levin John Levin ... Tad Lincoln
Ron Hajak Ron Hajak ... Cavalry Man
Peter Hobbs ... Congressman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Mayo
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Storyline

Abraham Lincoln learns the art of war in the hope that one day Americans will lay down their swords and shields and study war no more. The story spans the Civil War from 1861 through the Fall of Richmond in April 1865.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Lincoln is shown visiting Richmond, Virginia after its occupation by the Union Army, he passes by the bodies of a number of dead Confederate soldiers lying in the streets, implying there had been a battle for the city. In fact, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had abandoned the city without resistance and moved west before the Union forces arrived. See more »

Quotes

John Nicolay: [Showing the president a book] Here's a Napoleon. You still need it?
Abraham Lincoln: [Closing the book he was reading] No. I've been through the Seven Year War, the Thirty Year War, and the Hundred Year War. I need a furlough. You know what I've learned from all these, John, is how easy it is to be an expert after the shootin's over.
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