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1861: “The Cause”
S1 Ep1 | 1h 40m 58s

Find out what caused the war, examining slavery and questions of union and states’ rights.

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1862: “A Very Bloody Affair”/”Forever Free”
S1 Ep2 | 2h 21m 25s

Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union transforms to a war to emancipate the slaves.

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1863: “Simply Murder”/”The Universe of Battle”
S1 Ep3 | 2h 34m 49s

Follow the Battle of Gettysburg, draft riots, and the first African-American troops.

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1864: “Valley of the Shadow of Death”/”Most Hallowed Ground”
S1 Ep4 | 2h 18m 35s

While causalities mount, Lincoln’s re-election chances dim.

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1865: “War Is All Hell”/”The Better Angels of Our Nature”
S1 Ep5 | 2h 14m 38s

Richmond falls to Grant's army, Lee surrenders, Lincoln is assassinated, and the war ends.

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Making The Civil War: 25 Years Later
28m 19s

Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, and Allen Moore discuss the making of The Civil War.

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Restoring The Civil War
13m 57s

Learn how The Civil War series has been completely restored to Ultra HD – 4K resolution.

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