The Ultimate Civil War Series

The Ultimate Civil War Series
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The Ultimate Civil War Series: Sins of the Fathers
The Road to Civil War, battles over Slavery turn violent in Kansas and Harper's Ferry. The election of Lincoln, Secession, Fort Sumter and the First Battle of Manassas.
The Ultimate Civil War Series: A Deep, Steady Thunder
The first battles of the war go poorly for the North, the rise of General Lee and the 1862 invasion of Maryland.
The Ultimate Civil War Series: Days of Infamy
The Battle of Antietam, Northern leaders fail at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville - Lee marches toward Gettysburg
The Ultimate Civil War Series: The Turning Points
Brandy Station - the largest Cavalry battle followed by the epic struggle at Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg.
The Ultimate Civil War Series: Not War, But Murder
Chickamauga and Chattanooga in the west. Grant takes command and begins to attack Lee in Virginia. The Wilderness to Cold Harbor and the Petersburg siege.
The Ultimate Civil War Series: The Killing Fields
Battles for Petersburg - The Crater. The futile fights of Franklin and Nashville in Tennessee. The Battle of Five Forks shatters Lee's Army
The Ultimate Civil War Series: New Birth of Freedom
April 2, 1865 and the fall of Petersburg and Richmond. Lee surrenders to Grant and Sherman takes the surrender of the western Confederate Army. Lincoln's assassination and the second war…

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Medal of Honor: The Civil War
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The Civil War: Anguish of Emancipation
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Civil War: Promise of Reconstruction
What the future would hold for slaves after the Civil War was presaged by the Port Royal "experiment" re-created in this program. Gideonite missionaries set out to educate 7,000 slaves abandoned by plantation owners in South Carolina, and to teach them small business management. Tragically, the noble experiment was lost…
The Weapons of the Civil War
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From the North to the South the firearms that won the Civil War.
1862 Antietam—The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day
At the time of this landmark battle in the American Civil War, the Confederacy seemed poised to achieve its goal of independence. Envision the protracted, bloody struggle between North and South, and consider the ways in which a marginal Union victory nevertheless altered the course of the war.
The Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation
Part of the Series: Up From Slavery
This portion of the series talks about the causes of and start of the Civil War; the evolution of the drive to win on each side of the conflict and of President Lincoln's bold step towards freedom for all slaves in the United States.
Rebel - Loreta Velazquez - Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
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In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. But Buford harbored a secret-he was really Loreta…
Ken Burns: The Civil War
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THE CIVIL WAR, is an epic nine-episode series by the award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The film is a comprehensive and definitive history of the American Civil War, and the recipient of 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmys and two Grammys. Heralded as an unforgettable introduction to…
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Part of the Series: U.S. History Series
This is the authoritative documentary on Robert E. Lee, the famed military leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Featuring the perspectives of America's leading Civil War historians, such as Pulitzer prize winner James M. McPherson, Gary W. Gallagher, James Robertson, Emory Thomas, and Holt Merchant, this program…
Emancipation Road: 1863-1870 - The Emancipation Proclamation
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Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its effect on the end of the Civil War, the Reconstruction era in the South, and the eventual Constitutional amendments passed to protect it.
Custer's Last Stand
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Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne…
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