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The Civil War
Battle of Cold Harbor
At Cold Harbor, Virginia, 7,000 Americans fell in 20 minutes.
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Lincoln's Troubled Re-Election
Long after Lincoln was nominated, politicians in his own party still hoped to reconvene.
The 13th Amendment
The 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery.
Traitors and Patriots
Accounts from Grant, Lee, Sherman, and others are presented.
In the Classroom with THE CIVIL WAR
Educator Eden McCauslin explains how she uses THE CIVIL WAR series with her students.
Making THE CIVIL WAR: 25 Years Later
Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, and Allen Moore discuss the making of THE CIVIL WAR.
Q & A: Soldier Reunions
Ken Burns talks about the emotional moments during reunions among soldiers.
Q & A: The Civil War Today
Ken Burns shares his thoughts on the state of our country since the Civil War.
Q & A: Typical Day
Ever wonder what it takes to produce a Ken Burns film?
Q & A: Working with Celebrities
Ken Burns shares how he gets A-list actors to narrate his films.
Restoring 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.
Ken Burns Civil War Interview
Ken Burns talks about the Civil War
Ken Burns Interview: The Civil War: Music
Ken Burns discusses the soundtrack of THE CIVIL WAR
Ken Burns Interview: The Civil War: Shelby Foote
Ken Burns discusses interviewing Shelby Foote during, THE CIVIL WAR
The Civil War: All Night Forever
Conditions were dire for slaves on the plantation. Only 4 out of 100 lived to be 60.
The Civil War: Fort Sumter
The Civil War began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC.
The Civil War: Gettysburg
July 3, 1863: The third day of Gettysburg marked a change in the tide of the war.
The Civil War: Newsreel
1938 was the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Civil War: The Cause
The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places. Clip from Episode 1.
The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln spoke only 269 words during his address and gave history a speech for the ages.
The Civil War: Was it Not Real?
The Union Army won the war yet the wounds of the Nation are still healing.
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