Booth: The Final Days
Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Confederate vs. Union SoldiersVideo Clip (2:39)
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Find out what divided the men of the Civil War, and how in many ways they were more alike than different.
America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
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Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
America DividedVideo Clip (3:54)
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America is at the brink of a Civil War as cotton spreads west and threatens to expand slavery into new territories.
Civil War Tech
Civil War TechVideo Clip (2:17)
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The Civil War saw the rise of major technological advances in warfare.
Civil War in One Word
Civil War in One WordVideo Clip (1:13)
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If you had just one word to describe the Civil War, what would it be?
Massachusetts 54th Regiment
Massachusetts 54th RegimentVideo Clip (2:48)
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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.
Blacks in the Military
Blacks in the MilitaryVideo Clip (3:12)
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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)
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What you think you know about the Civil War may not be the whole truth.
Civil War Turning Point
Civil War Turning PointVideo Clip (3:08)
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Find out what event turned the tide of the Civil War.
Legacy of the Civil War
Legacy of the Civil WarVideo Clip (1:22)
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One hundred and fifty years after it began, the Civil War is still an important component of our national character.
Women of War
Women of WarVideo Clip (1:38)
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Find out the surprising stories of the unexpected ways women have served their countries in times of war.
Photo Galleries (3)
Faces of the Civil War
Faces of the Civil War(28 Photos)
The Library of Congress recently acquired a rare collection of nearly 700 Civil War-era ambrotype and tintype photographs, donated by the Liljenquist family.
Civil War: Mathew Brady
Civil War: Mathew Brady(18 Photos)
Photographer Mathew Brady and his associates would create more than 10,000 images of the American Civil War, bringing the harsh realities of war to the American public..
Civil War: Artifacts
Civil War: Artifacts(9 Photos)
Explore Civil War artifacts, from medical kits and personal hygiene items, to carbines and currency.
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The Civil War years (1861-65) saw a number of important--and surprising--cultural changes from the antebellum era.Go
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