This soon-to-be classic documentary mini-series traces the causes, courses as well as the major events and personalities of the American Civil War!
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 memoirs. The series concludes with Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House and the surrender of the western Confederate Army to Sherman in North Carolina in the spring of 1865. It then explores the legacy of slavery and the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country forever.
The series starts from the birth of the abolitionist movement and the wars over slavery in Kansas and Harper’s Ferry, through the election of President Abraham Lincoln and the firing on Fort Sumter. This series covers all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The series concludes with Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House and the surrender of the western Confederate Army to Sherman in North Carolina in the spring of 1865. It then explores the legacy of slavery and the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country forever.
Featuring the works of historian and artist Dan Nance
An All-New 7-part series and the first Civil War series of its kind produced entirely in vivid High-Definition!
The ONLY series produced for the current 150th anniversary of the war!
20,000 re-enactors re-create the war with extreme detail and historically accurate recreations. Re-enactments filmed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Chapter 1: Sins of the Fathers
Chapter 2: A Deep, Steady Thunder
Chapter 3: Days of Infamy
Chapter 4: The Turning Points
Chapter 5: Not War, but Murder
Chapter 6: The Killing Fields
Chapter 7: New Birth of Freedom