This highly acclaimed mini-series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries and letters. Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
It divided a country. It created a nation.
Did You Know?
Jason Robards, who voices Ulysses S Grant, also played a fictional version of him in The Legend of the Lone Ranger. See more
Contrary to this documentary (and many historians) Winfield Scott never recommended Robet E. Lee for anything more than a "significant command" nor did Lincoln offer Lee command of the Union Army.
An advisor to the President, Francis P. Blair, DID offer Lee command of the Defenses of Washington, via letter, but there are NO records that Lee. An Lincoln ever met in person. See more
[On his escape from slavery
I appear this evening as a thief and robber. I stole this head, these limbs, this body from my master and ran off with them.
We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon See more