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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: 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.
Civil War: Artifacts
Civil War: Artifacts(9 Photos)
Explore Civil War artifacts, from medical kits and personal hygiene items, to carbines and currency.
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.
The Plot to Kill Jefferson Davis
The Plot to Kill Jefferson DavisVideo Clip (3:38)
Video Clip (3:38)
Union leaders hatch a conspiracy to assassinate Confederate President Jefferson Davis in an attempt to bring and end to the Civil War.
Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Confederate vs. Union SoldiersVideo Clip (2:39)
Video Clip (2:39)
Find out what divided the men of the Civil War, and how in many ways they were more alike than different.
Civil War in One Word
Civil War in One WordVideo Clip (1:13)
Video Clip (1:13)
If you had just one word to describe the Civil War, what would it be?
Confederate Bomb Plot
Confederate Bomb PlotVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
Confederate agents plot to bomb the White House with Lincoln and his cabinet inside to destabilize the Union's leadership during the Civil War.
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.
Impact of the Civil War
Impact of the Civil WarVideo Clip (3:27)
Video Clip (3:27)
The Civil War was a long and gruesome conflict that claimed more than 620,000 lives and had lasting effects on military and civilian survivors.
Civil War Biological Warfare
Civil War Biological WarfareVideo Clip (3:56)
Video Clip (3:56)
Confederate agents experiment with an early version of bio-warfare, attempting to spread yellow fever throughout Northern cities.
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.
Civil War Tech
Civil War TechVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
The Civil War saw the rise of major technological advances in warfare.
Legacy of the Civil War
Legacy of the Civil WarVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
One hundred and fifty years after it began, the Civil War is still an important component of our national character.
Surrender at Appomattox
Surrender at AppomattoxVideo Clip (2:38)
Video Clip (2:38)
Cut off from supply lines, General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant in April, 1865 after four long years of Civil War.
The Motives of John Wilkes Booth
The Motives of John Wilkes BoothVideo Clip (3:49)
Video Clip (3:49)
historians speculate that John Wilkes Booth was aided in his plot against Lincoln, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
The Lincoln Assassination Plot
The Lincoln Assassination PlotVideo Clip (4:04)
Video Clip (4:04)
The assassination of President Lincoln was just one part of a larger plot to decapitate the federal government of the U.S. after the Civil War.
Last Stand of the Confederacy
Last Stand of the ConfederacyVideo Clip (3:21)
Video Clip (3:21)
In march of 1865, Confederate forces made a valiant last stand against General Sherman's advancing troops, but were undone by the most unlikely of errors
The Confederate Capital Falls
The Confederate Capital FallsVideo Clip (2:55)
Video Clip (2:55)
In the last days of the Civil War, the Confederate capital of Richmond falls after nine months under siege. General Lee and President Jefferson Davis flee the city as Union forces advance to reclaim Virginia.
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