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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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.
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.