The Civil War
Between 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers — if only to become the kind of country that could no longer conceive of how that was possible. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America.Visit The Civil War Website
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At Cold Harbor, Virginia, 7,000 Americans fell in 20 minutes.
Long after Lincoln was nominated, politicians in his own party still hoped to reconvene.
The 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery.
Accounts from Grant, Lee, Sherman, and others are presented.
Educator Eden McCauslin explains how she uses THE CIVIL WAR series with her students.
Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, and Allen Moore discuss the making of THE CIVIL WAR.
Learn how THE CIVIL WAR series has been completely restored to Ultra HD – 4K resolution.
A week before the battle of Bull Run, Sullivan Ballou wrote a letter to his wife.