The Civil War 150 is an immersive online experience, featuring infographics, historian picks and topical information, that highlights the 150 people, places, events and technology that defined America's greatest conflict. The interactive commemorates the Civil War's 150th Anniversary, and utilizes six thematic infographics to create an even more engaging "who knew?" experience:
Five Deadliest Battles – Nearly a quarter of a million men were killed or wounded during the five bloodiest clashes of the Civil War. Find out what happened at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Court House and the Wilderness.
Who They Were – Some wore blue and some wore gray, but the 3 million soldiers who fought in the Civil War had more in common than you might expect.
West Point Warriors – Almost 900 West Point alums served in the Civil War—in fact, they faced off against each other in 55 of the war's 60 major battles.
Paying for the War – Costing $146 billion in today's money, the Civil War saw rampant inflation—9000% in the South by the end of the war—and the first U.S. income tax.
Weapons of War – The Napoleon field gun, the minie ball, the Spencer repeating rifle, the telegraph and the railroad all helped to turn the tide of battle and changed the face of warfare forever.
How They Died – One in four soldiers—620,000 people—died as a result of the Civil War. That's 2 percent of the population—6.14 million people in today's terms.
Civil War 150
Civil War 150
Civil War 150Interactive
Place the State
Place the StateInteractive
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.
America DividedVideo Clip (3:54)
Video Clip (3:54)
America is at the brink of a Civil War as cotton spreads west and threatens to expand slavery into new territories.
Jimmy Carter vs. 'Killer Rabbit'
Jimmy Carter vs. 'Killer Rabbit'Video Clip (1:03)
Video Clip (1:03)
Timothy Dickinson tells us the story of Jimmy Carter vs the killer rabbit.
There You Go Again
There You Go AgainVideo Clip (5:13)
Video Clip (5:13)
Jimmy Carter unsuccessfully attempts to play into the uncertainty that the American public had for Ronald Reagan, during a debate on October 28, 1980.
Campaign Spot: Jimmy Carter's Bio (1976)
Campaign Spot: Jimmy Carter's Bio (1976)Video Clip (4:24)
Video Clip (4:24)
Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter was a Washington outsider, a position he stressed during his campaign.
General Sherman Captures Atlanta
General Sherman Captures AtlantaVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
General Sherman cuts the rail lines around Atlanta and captures the key Southern city, bolstering public opinion in the North as Lincoln prepares for re-election.
Peanut Butter Manufacturing
Peanut Butter ManufacturingVideo Clip (3:16)
Video Clip (3:16)
Peanut butter has been an important staple of the American diet since the 1890s. Find out how many peanuts are used to produce a standard sized jar of this classic spread.
Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Apocalypse in Georgia
Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Apocalypse in GeorgiaVideo Clip (44:16)
Video Clip (44:16)
Brad and the team head to Georgia to find the true meaning of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones, a Stonehenge-like monument on a remote hilltop that seemingly outlines how to live after the apocalypse.
Sherman and the Burning of Atlanta
Sherman and the Burning of AtlantaVideo Clip (1:37)
Video Clip (1:37)
Before setting off on his epic march, General Sherman and his troops set fire to the city of Atlanta.
Sherman Closes in on Savannah
Sherman Closes in on SavannahVideo Clip (2:30)
Video Clip (2:30)
Union forces assault Fort McCallister, the key to Savannah and the final obstacle along General Sherman's march to the sea.
Mad HattersVideo Clip (1:14)
Video Clip (1:14)
In a What Were They Thinking video, watch as a group of women from Georgia design and model some truly mad hats all because their husbands felt their everyday hats were too boring!
Photo Galleries (4)
View pictures from the state of Georgia on History. See images of famous locations that represent the state.
Jimmy Carter(16 Photos)
View an image slideshow on President Jimmy Carter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.(16 Photos)
See pictures from the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil War: Confederate Leaders
Civil War: Confederate Leaders(13 Photos)
View images of Confederate leaders from the Civil War, like Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and learn more about the roles they played protecting the southern states.
Speeches & Audio (3)
Carter Accepts Presidential Nomination
Carter Accepts Presidential NominationAudio Clip (1:25)
Audio Clip (1:25)
After announcing in 1974 his intention to run for president, Jimmy Carter officially accepts his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention on July 15, 1976.
Jimmy Carter on Human Rights
Jimmy Carter on Human RightsAudio Clip (3:58)
Audio Clip (3:58)
In his address before the United Nations General Assembly on March 17, 1977, President Jimmy Carter lays out his plan for advancing the cause of human rights.
Jimmy Carter Delivers Concession Speech
Jimmy Carter Delivers Concession SpeechAudio Clip (0:45)
Audio Clip (0:45)
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