The Civil War

Season 1 Episode 1

The Cause (1861)

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1990 on PBS
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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.

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Paul Roebling

Paul Roebling

Voice of Major Sullivan Ballou

Guest Star

Horton Foote

Horton Foote

Voice of Jefferson Davis

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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Voice of Frederick Douglass

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Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Voice of Abraham Lincoln

Recurring Role

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