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The Civil War
The Civil War
Traitors and Patriots
Accounts from Grant, Lee, Sherman, and others are presented.
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The 13th Amendment
The 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery.
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Battle of Cold Harbor
At Cold Harbor, Virginia, 7,000 Americans fell in 20 minutes.
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The feeling among the Southern members for dissolution of the Union becomes more general.
Q & A: The Civil War Today
Ken Burns shares his thoughts on the state of our country since the Civil War.
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Q & A: Working with Celebrities
Ken Burns shares how he gets A-list actors to narrate his films.
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Preview The Civil War, which was restored and remastered in high-definition in 2015.
A Thousand Mile Front
General George McClellan takes command of the Union army.
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Bottom Rail on Top
Lincoln authorizes the first African-American troops.
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In the classroom with The Civil War
Educator Eden McCauslin explains how she uses The Civil War series with her students.
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April 7, 1865, Grant writes to Lee. April 9, 1865. Lee sends word that he will surrender.
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A House Divided
By mid-century, the country was deeply divided.
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In late 1864, Sherman decides to march his army from Atlanta to Savannah.
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Q & A: Typical Day
Ever wonder what it takes to produce a Ken Burns film?
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Q & A: Soldier Reunions
Ken Burns talks about the emotional moments during reunions among soldiers.
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Q & A: Civil War Interest
Ken Burns shares how his interest in the Civil War developed.
A week before the battle of Bull Run, Sullivan Ballou wrote a letter to his wife.
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Ken Burns Interview | Music
Ken Burns discusses the soundtrack of The Civil War.
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Was it Not Real?
The Union Army won the war yet the wounds of the Nation are still healing.
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The Civil War began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC.
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The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places.
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July 3, 1863: The third day of Gettysburg marked a change in the tide of the war.
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All Night Forever
Conditions were dire for slaves on the plantation. Only 4 out of 100 lived to be 60.
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The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln spoke only 269 words during his address and gave history a speech for the ages.
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