The final episode of Ken Burns' documentary series chronicles the war's conclusion, Lincoln's assassination and the impact of the Civil War.
Sherman's troops march through Georgia and the Carolinas; Petersburg and Richmond fall to Grant's army; Lee surrenders at Appomattox, Va.
Gen. George McClellan opposes Lincoln in the 1864 presidential race; Northern sentiment turns against the war; Lee's Arlington home becomes a national cemetery.
A biographical contrast of Grant and Lee depicts their battles; Sherman marches to Atlanta.
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.
Lee wins splendidly at Chancellorsville; Gen. Jackson is killed; Lee decides to invade the North.
After years of awaiting a Union victory, Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation after a bloody but indecisive battle at Antietam.
Events in 1862: infighting in the Lincoln administration, Gen. McClellan's ill-fated Virginia Peninsula campaign and the Battle of Shiloh.
The first episode of Ken Burns' documentary series examines slavery and causes of the war and key roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant.
Lincoln's emphasis shifts from preserving the Union to abolishing slavery. After a bloody but indecisive battle at Antietam, he issues the Emancipation Proclamation.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia residents fear widespread famine; the Confederacy begins to fall; the 13th Amendment is passed; Lincoln's inauguration; Gen. Lee surrenders to Gen. Grant.
Lincoln is re-elected; Gen. Sherman's troops destroy Georgia.
The North appears to be losing the war; Lincoln faces a presidential election; Gen. Sherman's troops seize Atlanta.
Battle at Cold Harbor; Sherman marches to Atlanta; trench warfare.
Women volunteer as nurses; Lincoln issues a federal draft; first black regiment is recruited in Massachusetts; Gettysburg Address.
The turning point of the war occurs at the battle of Gettysburg.
Modern warfare; draft exemptions; the South cuts cotton production.
Political infighting threatens Lincoln's administration; campaign; battle at Shiloh.
Attack on Fort Sumter; early dramatics of the war.