1865...Conclusion: Lincoln is assassinated; John Wilkes Booth is killed by Federal troops. Also: reflections on the war by historians Shelby Foote and Barbara Fields; and an interview with documentarian Ken Burns.
1864...Part 7: Lincoln seeks reelection against his former top officer, George McClellan. Also: prison camps and spy networks; exploits of the Confederacy's most feared cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. David McCullough narrates.
1863...Part 5: The Battle of Gettysburg; the first black regiment; Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (read by Sam Waterston); the key battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga; New York draft riots. David McCullough narrates.
1863...Part 4: Lee's victory at Chancellorsville, Va., is his "masterpiece," but he loses Stonewall Jackson; Grant begins a siege of Vicksburg (Miss.); Frederick Douglass calls for the arming of free blacks and former slaves. Also: army morale; music of the war; shortages on the home front.
1862...Part 2: The Union and Confederate ironclads revolutionize naval warfare; Grant wins victories in the West; McClellan's Army of the Potomac stalls against an outnumbered enemy in the Peninsula campaign.
“1861---The Cause,” recalls slavery; the abolitionist movement; the firing on Fort Sumter; the formation of Union and Confederate armies; and the first Battle of Bull Run (Manassas). Voices include Sam Waterston (Lincoln), Morgan Freeman (Frederick Douglass) and George Plimpton (George Templeton Strong). David McCullough narrates.