The Civil War

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
The Civil War Years

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: The Civil War Years

 

Learn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln, Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward’s uniform.

 

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THE CIVIL WAR
The Cause – 1861

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

The Cause – 1861
Slavery, the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states’ rights are examined.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
A Very Bloody Affair – 1862 / Forever Free 1862

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

A Very Bloody Affair – 1862/Forever Free – 1862
Political infighting in President Lincoln’s administration and the bloody Battle of Shiloh are chronicled.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
Simply Murder – 1863 / The Universe of Battle 1863

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

Simply Murder – 1863/The Universe of Battle – 1863
The Union disaster at Fredericksburg and opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation are detailed.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
Valley of the Shadow of Death – 1864 / Most Hallowed Ground – 1864

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

Valley of the Shadow of Death – 1864/Most Hallowed Ground – 1864
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee also chronicles battles the two generals fought.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
War is All Hell – 1865 / The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

War Is All Hell – 1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865
William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea spells the end of the Confederacy.