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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Ken Burns talks about the Civil War
Conditions were dire for slaves on the plantation. Only 4 out of 100 lived to be 60.
The Civil War began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC.
July 3, 1863: The third day of Gettysburg marked a change in the tide of the war.
1938 was the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places. Clip from Episode 1.
Lincoln spoke only 269 words during his address and gave history a speech for the ages.
The Union Army won the war yet the wounds of the Nation are still healing.