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  • War is All Hell (1865)

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 9/27/90

    The war rushes to a conclusion as Sherman cuts the South in half and obliterates its supply lines and Grant chases Robert E. Lee's famous Army of Northern Virginia to the point of eventual surrender at Appomattox.moreless
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 9/27/90

    The nation faces the tragedy of Lincoln's assassination and the war's implications for human rights and the power of the federal vs. state government. The long road to reconstruction is planned, and in conclusion, the surviving veterans of North and South come together in remembrance fifty years later - an event captured on early motion picture film.moreless
  • Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 9/26/90

    Grant and Lee match wits and forces in a number of engagements - from "Wilderness" to a stalemate at Petersburg, Virginia. Lincoln worries that the prolonged war will destroy his chances of re-election, but General Sherman begins a string of successes marching through Georgia.moreless
  • Most Hallowed Ground (1864)

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 9/26/90

    At a time when many in the North fear the war can't be won outright, Lincoln must defeat one of his own failed generals in the 1864 presidential election. Finally, the Union's superiority in men and materials begins to destroy the Confederacy's ability to make war and ruins the South's chances of victory or independence.moreless
  • A Very Bloody Affair (1862)

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/24/90

    The war initially goes badly for the North - McClellan fails in Virginia, ironclad ships change the nature of conflict on the waters for all time, Europe flirts with allying with the South after adverse pressure on cotton prices from the Confederate States of America, and a bloody stalemate ensues at Shiloh in Tennessee.moreless
  • The Cause (1861)

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/23/90

    The build-up to war between the North and South, including disputes over slavery, State's rights, and the protests and compromises of the 1800s that finally led to armed conflict in 1861. The war begins and the first battles are chronicled.moreless
  • Something Borrowed, Something New

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 7/17/88

    Tanner heads to his aunt's house in suburban Michigan to marry Joanna, but his announcement that he's getting married causes varied reactions from his relatives; Molly confides in TJ when she begins to wonder if she's about being fired by NBC; Deke crashes the wedding via helicopter; Tanner makes a number of surprise choices for his cabinet.moreless