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The Civil War

Premiered: September 23, 1990

Rating: TV-PG

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Civil War 360: Fight For Freedom Season 1, Episode 3 Sep 24, 1990 Paid

Dennis Haysbert examines objects of the Civil War that bring to life the perspective of the millions of African Americans who were living in slavery.

Civil War 360: The Confederacy Season 1, Episode 2 Sep 24, 1990 Paid

Join Trace Adkins for a glimpse into what the Civil War meant to Confederates, through the lens of the objects they left behind.

Civil War 360: The Union Season 1, Episode 1 Sep 23, 1990 Paid

Join Ashley Judd, descendant of a Union soldier, as she delves into the stories of the North's struggles during the Civil War.

The Confederacy Season 0, Episode 0 Nov 3, 2013 Paid

Slave badges from South Carolina. Sheet music filled with boasts of triumph. The jewelry of the First Lady of the Confederacy. Smithsonian curators have collected thousands of Confederate objects from the Civil War, which collectively offer a rich understanding of the South's viewpoint during this pivotal era in American history. Join country music singer Trace Adkins, whose ancestors fought for the South, as he follows the rise and fall of the Confederacy, from the men who fought to define "freedom" on their own terms to those who were caught in the wake of war.

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How the North Won the Civil War
02:54 — On May 19th, 1863, the Union military launched a siege on the trading port of Vicksburg, trapping thousands of residents and troops inside city border (more…)
The Gruesome Reality of Civil War Medicine
03:08 — During the Civil War, battlefield injuries often meant infection, amputation, and surgeries performed by inexperienced doctors.
Civil War Draft Brings Chaos to New York City
03:56 — Short on volunteers for the Union cause, Congress instituted a military draft, but when the draft wheels arrived in New York City on July 11th, 1863, (more…)