The Civil War

The Civil War

1990, History, Other
A comprehensive account of the war.
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Episode Guide

  • The Civil War - The Better Angels of Our Nature (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Five days after Lee's surrender, Lincoln is assassinated; the consequences and meaning of the War Between the States.

  • The Civil War - War Is All Hell: 1865 (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    War Is All Hell: 1865

    Sherman's troops march through Georgia and the Carolinas; Petersburg and Richmond fall to Grant's army; Lee surrenders at Appomattox, Va.

  • The Civil War - Most Hallowed Ground: 1864 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Most Hallowed Ground: 1864

    Gen. George McClellan opposes Lincoln in the 1864 presidential race; Northern sentiment turns against the war; Lee's Arlington home becomes a national cemetery.

  • The Civil War - Valley of the Shadow of Death: 1864 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Valley of the Shadow of Death: 1864

    A biographical contrast of Grant and Lee depicts their battles; Sherman marches to Atlanta.

  • The Civil War - Universe of Battle: 1863 (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Universe of Battle: 1863

    The turning point of the war occurs at the Battle of Gettysburg; Lincoln makes a memorable speech as he dedicates the Union cemetery at Gettysburg.

  • The Civil War - Simply Murder (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Simply Murder

    Modern warfare begins in 1862 as Lincoln's war transforms from preserving the Union into a struggle to free the slaves.

  • The Civil War - Forever Free (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Forever Free

    Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation; battle at Antietam.

  • The Civil War - Very Bloody Affair: 1862 (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Very Bloody Affair: 1862

    Events in 1862: infighting in the Lincoln administration, Gen. McClellan's ill-fated Virginia Peninsula campaign and the Battle of Shiloh.

  • The Civil War - The Cause (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Cause

    The first episode of Ken Burns' documentary series studies slavery and other causes of the war; key roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis.

  • The Civil War - A Very Bloody Affair -- 1862; Forever Free -- 1862 (Season 1 Episode 2/3)
    Season 1 Episode 2/3:

    A Very Bloody Affair -- 1862; Forever Free -- 1862

    Lincoln's emphasis shifts from preserving the Union to abolishing slavery. After a bloody but indecisive battle at Antietam, he issues the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • The Civil War - Simply Murder -- 1863; The Universe of Battle --1863 (Season 1 Episode 4/5)
    Season 1 Episode 4/5:

    Simply Murder -- 1863; The Universe of Battle --1863

    Lee wins at Chancellorsville; Gen. Jackson is killed; Lee invades the North. The Battle of Gettysburg; Lincoln makes a memorable speech as he dedicates the Union cemetery.

  • The Civil War - Valley of the Shadow of Death -- 1864; Most Hallowed Ground -- 1864 (Season 1 Episode 6/7)
    Season 1 Episode 6/7:

    Valley of the Shadow of Death -- 1864; Most Hallowed Ground -- 1864

    A contrast of Grant and Lee; Sherman marches to Atlanta; Gen. George McClellan opposes Lincoln in the 1864 presidential race; Northern sentiment turns against the war.

  • The Civil War - War Is All Hell -- 1865; The Better Angels of Our Nature -- 1865 (Season 1 Episode 8/9)
    Season 1 Episode 8/9:

    War Is All Hell -- 1865; The Better Angels of Our Nature -- 1865

    In the final episode of Ken Burns' documentary series, Gen. Lee surrenders to Gen. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House, Va., and John Wilkes Booth plans vengeance for the South, assassinating President Lincoln.

  • The Civil War - This Mighty Scourge of War (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    This Mighty Scourge of War

    Virginia residents fear widespread famine; the Confederacy begins to fall; the 13th Amendment is passed; Lincoln's inauguration; Gen. Lee surrenders to Gen. Grant.

  • The Civil War - The People's Resolution (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    The People's Resolution

    The Union's Gen. William Sherman begins his famous march to the sea, burning and looting the city of Atlanta, and destroying everything in their path.

  • The Civil War - The Most Hallowed Ground (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    The Most Hallowed Ground

    The North appears to be losing the war; Lincoln faces a presidential election; Gen. Sherman's troops seize Atlanta.

  • The Civil War - The Valley of the Shadow of Death (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    The Valley of the Shadow of Death

    Battle at Cold Harbor; Sherman marches to Atlanta; trench warfare.

  • The Civil War - A New Birth of Freedom (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    A New Birth of Freedom

    Women volunteer as nurses; Lincoln issues a federal draft; first black regiment is recruited in Massachusetts; Gettysburg Address.

  • The Civil War - Gettysburg (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Gettysburg

    An account of the battle at Gettysburg, Pa., where 51,000 soldiers lost their lives in three days of conflict.

  • The Civil War - The Arts of Death (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    The Arts of Death

    Modern warfare begins in 1862 as Lincoln's war transforms from preserving the Union into a struggle to free the slaves.

  • The Civil War - A Very Bloody Affair (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    A Very Bloody Affair

    Events in 1862: infighting in the Lincoln administration, Gen. McClellan's ill-fated Virginia Peninsula campaign and the Battle of Shiloh.

  • The Civil War - Traitors and Patriots (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Traitors and Patriots

    A horrific battle at Fort Sumter in South Carolina opens the Civil War in April 1861.

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