The Civil War

1990, TV Show

A history of the Civil War. Included: archival photos, period paintings, voice-over readings of letters and diaries, location footage of battle sites and interviews with historians.

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Season 4, Episode 11
When a man is killed by a Civil War reenactor's sword, Jim must enter the fray to find which imaginary soldier committed a very real murder.

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Season 2, Episode 13
Feeling left out when his father selectively asked his brother to join a Civil War re-enactment, Ray voluntarily enlists for the Battle of Gettysburg.

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The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places. 2% of the general population died in the war and it changed forever the lives of all who lived through it. Clip from Episode 1

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Four million slaves were freed yet it would take another century for African Americans to win 'freedom.' History is not 'was' but 'is.' Until we treat each other as equals the Civil War will never be over.

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Premise: A history of the Civil War. Included: archival photos, period paintings, voice-over readings of letters and diaries, location footage of battle sites and interviews with historians.

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