"The Killer Angels" was a national bestseller and the book on which the popular movie “Gettysburg” was based. Though the novel is considered a classic of Civil War literature, its author Michael Shaara remains little known.
Discover how a brutal twist of fate and her own generosity of spirit cost an ordinary small-town girl her life in the crossfire of one of America's most cataclysmic events.
The American Civil War was the first to be widely photographed. Most photographers focused on portraits; few ventured outside their studios, fewer still followed an army to the battlefield. This is the story of those who did.
Alongside the legions of southern patriots and their Union opponents was a unique band of men committed to documenting the conflict in Dixie. This is the story of the unsung cameramen of the Confederacy.
This is the story of two photographers, Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner, whose vision and determination captured the triumph, the tragedy and the drama of this country's most trying hour.
"Tillie Pierce was fifteen when the Civil War burst into her hometown. This young heroine nursed the wounded and the dying amidst the worst horrors of war. Her legacy is a rare civilian account of the conflict. "
A college professor from Maine, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain rose through the ranks of the Union Army to become one of the most celebrated figures in the annals of the Civil War.
The Siege of Petersburg matched Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Grant's Army of the Potomac. Over the course of nine and a half months, starting in the summer of 1864, the siege grew to become the central focal point of the entire Civil War.
In September of 1862, Robert E. Lee's tattered army invaded the North. The result was the Battle of Antietam, which would forever change the nature of the war and start the Union on a path to victory.
Confederate forces under General Albert Johnston caught Union forces by surprise near Shiloh Church. But of the 100,000 men who came to fight this high-stakes battle, over 23,000 would become its casualties.
Frightened boys became veteran soldiers and the nation learned the horror of a modern war during a shockingly bloody battle that ended all dreams that the Civil War would be over quickly.
General John Buford is one of America's least known heroes. He was battle-tested on the Western frontier, and chose the ground the Union Army would defend at Gettysburg. But just six months after Gettysburg, he died from typhoid fever.
After victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, President Lincoln sets his sights on capturing Chattanooga, a vital southern rail hub with an advance to Atlanta.
They lost the Civil War but their names are still known. A roundtable of distinguished Civil War historians gather in the Confederate White House to discuss Lee's Commanders.
America's Irish, who emigrated to escape famine, add their own chapter to the Civil War's bloodiest battle by fighting on behalf of their adoptive country.
Arguably America's greatest general since George Washington, General Robert E. Lee gambled his army and the future of the Confederacy in one epic battle during three bloodiest days in American history.
At the end of the Civil War, the port of Vicksburg on the Mississippi is the last major Confederate stronghold. General Grant begins the Vicksburg Campaign to drive the Confederacy out of Mississippi.
Meet the generals and key members of the Confederacy who brought the war between the states to the Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg in the America Civil War’s most famous battle.
In July of 1863, a proud but much-maligned group of men gathered in a small Pennsylvania town to fight an epic battle that would define the future of American history—Gettysburg. These were the officers of the United States Army of the Potomac.
After years of brutal fighting, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia in April of 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. See how America's bloodiest chapter played out in the Appomattox campaign.
Meet the heroes that emerged from the bloodshed of Gettysburg. We'll take a detailed look at most of the fateful battles using high-quality special effects and dedicated Civil War re-enactors.
It was the most infamous day of the Civil War and the most dramatic attack in American military history. On a mile of open ground, 15,000 men fought into the jaws of hell. This is the story of Pickett's Charge on Gettysburg day three.
From the horror of the Valley of Death to the fight for Little Round Top—this was a desperate day in the Battle of Gettysburg, and it became one of the most hallowed.
On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, one army—the Confederacy—believed it was invincible, on the verge of winning, and ending, the war. But on the other side, the war-weary Union soldiers felt a change in the great tide of purpose.