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The Civil War

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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Fight For Freedom Season 1, Episode 3 Nov 10, 2013 $1.99

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.

The Confederacy Season 1, Episode 2 Nov 3, 2013 $2.99

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

The Union Season 1, Episode 1 Oct 27, 2013 $2.99

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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A Family's Fight for Freedom
04:21 — In a rare account of slave life written by an enslaved person, the diary of Adam Plummer tells the story of a husband desperate to be reunited with hi (more…)
Trace Adkins on Civil War 360: Behind the Scenes
02:26 — Travel back in time with Trace Adkins, and experience the Civil War from the South's perspective.
Civil War 360
Join Ashley Judd, Dennis Haysbert, and Trace Adkins as they delve into the untold stories of the Civil War.
The Cause
03:38 — 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. (more…)