A Very Bloody Affair
The Universe of Battle
Valley of the Shadow of Death
Most Hallowed Ground
War is All Hell
The Better Angels of Our Nature
The episode begins with
William Tecumseh Sherman’s
march to the sea
, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first
and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. Lee’s tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward towards a tiny crossroads town called
Appomattox Court House
. There the dramatic and deeply moving surrender of Lee to Grant takes place. The episode ends in Washington where
John Wilkes Booth
begins to dream of vengeance for the South.
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