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Civil War Today on iPad
About the App
One hundred fifty years after the American Civil War began, HISTORY™ presents The Civil War Today, a groundbreaking app created exclusively for the iPad. Explore every phase and aspect of America’s bloodiest conflict with daily updates that unveil the events in real time over the course of four years.
This Day in Civil War History
Get daily Civil War updates from April 12, 2011 through April 26, 2015.
Quote of the Day
Read compelling quotations from the men and women who lived through the war.
In the Headlines
Explore every page of historic newspapers from each day of the conflict.
Day in the Life
Through their letters and personal diaries, follow the lives of 15 people who experienced the Civil War firsthand.
Check out a stunning collection of original images from the period in high-resolution.
By the Numbers
Get a unique spin on the war through surprising facts and figures.
Follow in the soldiers’ footsteps with historic battlefield maps.
Measure the true cost of the war through the lives that were lost.
North South Quiz
Test your Civil War knowledge with the daily North vs. South quiz.
Game Center Integration
Earn Civil War era appropriate achievements for your engagement with the application.
Help and Support
This App is powered by: Bottle Rocket, born to make great apps.
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America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
Video Clip (4:04)
Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
Freedom MarchVideo Clip (1:35)
Video Clip (1:35)
Newsreel footage of the freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ruben Studdard Brags on Alabama
Ruben Studdard Brags on AlabamaVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
In this States video clip - Ruben Studdard on Alabama: Ruben Studdard tells us about the finer things of the great state of Alabama. Ruben Studdard expresses how nice the people are, college football, and progression.
Ask Steve: George Wallace
Ask Steve: George WallaceVideo Clip (1:33)
Video Clip (1:33)
Who is George Wallace and why is he important? Steve Gillon shows the importance and significance of George Wallace in American history. Through his racist views, George Wallace redefined the American Political System.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.
Ask Steve: MLK, JR.Video Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
On Ask Steve, the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassination was discussed. His connection with the White House was cut off my President Lyndon Johnson because of his lack of support for the Vietnam War. He then went to Memphis.
The Abolitionist Movement
The Abolitionist MovementVideo Clip (3:26)
Video Clip (3:26)
In the decades before the Civil War, anti-slavery sentiment sparked an abolitionist movement that employed risky and radical tactics to bring an end to slavery.
Massachusetts 54th Regiment
Massachusetts 54th RegimentVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first official black units in the U.S. armed forces. Their courageous assault on Fort Wagner played a key role in bringing about an end to slavery.
Abraham LincolnVideo Clip (3:48)
Video Clip (3:48)
Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success.
Blacks in the Military
Blacks in the MilitaryVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Learn how blacks serving in WWII helped forward the Civil Rights Movement.
Civil War's Greatest Myth
Civil War's Greatest MythVideo Clip (2:41)
Video Clip (2:41)
What you think you know about the Civil War may not be the whole truth.
Grant or Lee?
Grant or Lee?Video Clip (2:19)
Video Clip (2:19)
Which of the admired Civil War generals would you want to lead your army?
Civil War Turning Point
Civil War Turning PointVideo Clip (3:08)
Video Clip (3:08)
Find out what event turned the tide of the Civil War.
Photo Galleries (2)
View pictures from the state of Alabama on History. See images of famous locations that represent the state.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.(16 Photos)
See pictures from the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Speeches & Audio (3)
George Wallace on Desegregation
George Wallace on DesegregationAudio Clip (2:00)
Audio Clip (2:00)
Gov. George Wallace holds a press conference to argue against integration of the state's public schools. Almost 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to desegregate schools, Alabama had still not complied. On June 11, 1963, Wallace made national news when he stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama to block African-American students from entering.
La Follette Jr. Proposes Federal Food Stamp Program
La Follette Jr. Proposes Federal Food Stamp ProgramAudio Clip (1:03)
Audio Clip (1:03)
On March 17, 1944, Sen. Robert La Follette urges congressional passage of a bill that would enable low-income families to buy food with coupons provided by the government.
Louis Beats Schmeling
Louis Beats SchmelingAudio Clip (1:05)
Audio Clip (1:05)
Two years after Max Schmeling's knockout of the undefeated Joe Louis in a non-title bout, they met again on June 22, 1938, for a dramatic rematch at Yankee Stadium. Playing out in live coverage, the match goes to Louis who defeats the German in two minutes and four seconds. Louis was hailed as a hero for all Americans.
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