The legend, the myth, and the reality behind the Confederate leader renowned as much for his exalted character and leadership qualities as his tactical brilliance on the battlefield.
America's first black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, fights at Fort Wagner.
Dangerous, discreet, and enterprising, Confederate scout and guerrilla raider John Singleton Mosby’s operations embarrassed generals and wreaked havoc through the end of the war.
The controversial Confederate Army hero who was called "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side" by General Sherman, and who later became Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Story of the masterful soldier and aide to Robert E. Lee, whose understanding of warfare foretold its style in the 20th c. and whose criticism of Lee after the war made him an outcast in the South.
A look at individual and organizational efforts to preserve our precious national monuments, including Gettysburg cemetery, at risk of being spoiled by encroachment of commercial interest.
When President Abraham Lincoln tries to resupply Union soldiers at Fort Sumter in Charleston's harbor, the Confederate response leads to the opening of the Civil War.
Fought in July 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War introduces both sides to the horrors of war.
The battle that helped establish Gen. Ulysses S. Grant as a major leader, from Lookout Mountain to Missionary Ridge, and how Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg blundered his way to defeat.
The spectacular defeat of the Army of Tennessee in 1864 as Union soldiers held off charging brigades at Franklin, then destroyed Confederate forces as large numbers of civilian spectators looked on.
The story of the horrific fight for the strategically vital Mississippi city. Under heavy bombardment, the streets flowed with blood as civilians fled to shelters and caves.
In Philadelphia in 1776, a bargain was struck with South Carolina allowing slavery—it was a deal that would lead to disaster. Though not the only issue dividing North and South, slavery would spark the Civil War.
The life and exploits of abolitionst John Brown. With his revolutionary ideas and actions, he will be one of the catalysts that would lead to the civil war.
Find out how a quiet academic from Maine rose to fame on the battlefield, including his heroism at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Explore the deadly toll the Civil War had on civilians, including how sharpshooters at Gettysburg accidentally kiled Jenny Wade and a 73-year-old man who takes up arms.