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Rebel - Loreta Velazquez - Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
PBS
In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a…
Custer's Last Stand
PBS
Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers…
The Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation
Part of the Series: Up From Slavery
This portion of the series talks about the causes of and start of the Civil War; the evolution of the drive to win on each side of the conflict and of President Lincoln's bold step towards freedom for all slaves…
1862 Antietam—The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day
Episode 29 of The Decisive Battles of World History Series
At the time of this landmark battle in the American Civil War, the Confederacy seemed poised to achieve its goal of independence. Envision the protracted, bloody struggle between North and South, and consider the ways in which a marginal Union…
The Weapons of the Civil War
Part of the Series: Guns - The Evolution of Firearms
From the North to the South the firearms that won the Civil War.
Civil War: Promise of Reconstruction
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
What the future would hold for slaves after the Civil War was presaged by the Port Royal "experiment" re-created in this program. Gideonite missionaries set out to educate 7,000 slaves abandoned by plantation owners in South Carolina, and to teach…
The Civil War: Anguish of Emancipation
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
This dramatic re-enactment, which centers on the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, reveals the agonizing dilemmas that confronted Abraham Lincoln as he struggled to resolve the Civil War. "With all dialogue taken verbatim from manuscripts, letters, diaries, and journals of…
Medal of Honor: The Civil War
Part of the Series: Medal of Honor
Stories of Medal of Honor recipients of the Civil War
Civil War Minutes - Confederate
Part of the Series: Civil War Life Series
Though people often remember the generals and commanders from a major war, its outcome also depends largely on the nameless soldiers in the front lines. Illuminating little known history, CIVIL WAR MINUTES(r) - Confederate features rarely told stories of both…
Ken Burns: The Civil War
PBS
THE CIVIL WAR, is an epic nine-episode series by the award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The film is a comprehensive and definitive history of the American Civil War, and the recipient of 40 major film and television awards, including two…
9 videos
The Ultimate Civil War Series
Between 1861 and 1865, this epic American story of struggle and survival was written in blood, and in this series is told mostly from first-hand accounts and in the spoken words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and…
7 videos