Chronicles America's most terrible and destructive conflict. Portrays the strategies and action of the war's famous battles, and tells the stories of illustrious generals and ordinary field soldiers, politicians and rogues, heroes, and a beleaguered President. The series begins by looking at the fateful causes of the war that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, to the devastating battles of Shiloh, Antietam and Gettysburg, climaxing with Lee's surrender and the assassination of President Lincoln. Vivid photographic imagery and narration by many of today's most acclaimed performers highlight this epic program.
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1865)
Art of the West
Picturing America Resource