The Civil War

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Ken Burns' acclaimed history of what Lincoln called America's `fiery trial' blends vintage stills with dramatic voice-overs and on-camera commentary.

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America Divided: Marching Through Georgia Season 1, Episode 9 Sep 27, 1990 Paid

This episode covers the events and participants on and off of the field of battle for the Civil War beginning in the Spring of 1864 to the Fall of 1864.

America Divided: If It Takes All Summer Season 1, Episode 8 Sep 27, 1990 Paid

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Valley of the Shadow of Death, 1864 Season 1, Episode 6 Sep 26, 1990 Subscription

Episode six begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. In 30 days the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg we visit the ghastly hospitals north and south and follow General Sherman's Atlanta campaign through the mountains of north Georgia. As the horrendous casualty lists increase Lincoln's chances for re-election begin to dim and with them the possibility of Union victory.

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The Civil War Trailer
01:13 — Acclaimed PBS documentary series examines the causes and effects of the tragic war, as well as individual battles. Nine volumes.
Civil War 360
Join Ashley Judd, Dennis Haysbert, and Trace Adkins as they delve into the untold stories of the Civil War.
Fort Sumter
02:41 — Confederate gunners fired on Ft. Sumter in Charleston, SC on April 12, 1861. Ft. Sumter fell 34 hours later. It was a bloodless opening to the bloodi (more…)

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  • Premiered: September 23, 1990
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Ken Burns' acclaimed history of what Lincoln called America's `fiery trial' blends vintage stills with dramatic voice-overs and on-camera commentary. (more)

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