1861: "The Cause"
S1 Ep1 | 1h 40m 58s
Find out what caused the war, examining slavery and questions of union and states’ rights.
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.
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.
1864: "Valley of the Shadow of Death"/"Most Hallowed Ground"
S1 Ep4 | 2h 18m 35s
While causalities mount, Lincoln’s re-election chances dim.
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.
Restoring The Civil War
Learn how The Civil War series has been completely restored to Ultra HD – 4K resolution.
Making The Civil War: 25 Years Later
Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, and Allen Moore discuss the making of The Civil War.