The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was formed after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and consisted mostly of free men.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.