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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
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Making THE CIVIL WAR: 25 Years Later
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Restoring THE CIVIL WAR
Learn how THE CIVIL WAR series has been completely restored to Ultra HD – 4K resolution.
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Ken Burns Civil War Interview
Ken Burns talks about the Civil War
The Civil War: All Night Forever
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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
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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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