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The Civil War is explored through participants' diaries, letters and memoirs.
Season 1, Episode 6
July 24, 2012
The fall of Petersburg and Richmond; Gen. Lee's surrender to Gen. Grant; Lincoln's assassination; the war's legacy.
Season 1, Episode 5
The Battle of Chickamauga; the Battle of Chattanooga; the Battle of Cold Harbor; the Siege of Petersburg.
Season 1, Episode 4
The Battle of Brandy Station; the Battle of Gettysburg; the Siege of Vicksburg.
Season 1, Episode 3
The Battle of Antietam. Also: Union leaders fail at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville in Virginia and Gen. Lee marches toward Gettysburg, Pa.
Season 1, Episode 2
The first battles of the war do not go well for the North, the rise of Gen. Lee and the 1862 invasion of Maryland.
Season 1, Episode 1
The road to the Civil War. Included: violent battles over slavery in Kansas and Harper's Ferry; the election of Abraham Lincoln; secession; Fort Sumter; the First Battle of Bull Run.
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