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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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Preview The Civil War, which was restored and remastered in high-definition in 2015.
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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The feeling among the Southern members for dissolution of the Union becomes more general.
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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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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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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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: 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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