Conclusion. Ulysses S. Grant's bloody campaign of attrition that doomed Robert E. Lee and President Lincoln's assassination are detailed. Included: the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Appromattox; profile of John Wilkes Booth.
Part 2 of four. Early battles are reviewed. Included: the Union collapse at Bull Run; the bloody Rebel repulse at Shiloh; George McClellan's controversial Antietam victory; the Federal disaster at Fredricksburg. Also: naval engagements.
Part 1 of four. The role of slavery in the Southern class system and economy are addressed as the events leading up to the bombardment of Fort Sumter are recalled. Included: John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry; the election of Abraham Lincoln.