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
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State the Plate GameInteractive
Civil War 150
Civil War 150Interactive
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 Value of Tobacco
The Value of TobaccoVideo Clip (2:33)
Video Clip (2:33)
Tobacco was the lifeblood of the early Southern colonies, and its profits led directly to the rapid growth of slavery in the new nation.
The Birth of Bourbon
The Birth of BourbonVideo Clip (3:45)
Video Clip (3:45)
Follow the history of bourbon, and explore the distillation process at the Jim Beam distillery.
Bob Edwards Loses Kentucky Accent
Bob Edwards Loses Kentucky AccentVideo Clip (1:56)
Video Clip (1:56)
In this States video clip Bob Edwards on Kentucky: Bob Edwards tells us why he had to lose his Kentucky accent. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
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.
Bourbon and Moonshiners
Bourbon and MoonshinersVideo Clip (3:55)
Video Clip (3:55)
Follow the production of Kentucky bourbon from the Beam Family's famous Kentucky Bourbon created in 1795 to the illegal Moonshiners and backwoods stills of the prohibition era, in this video clip from Hands On History.
Bob Edwards: Coming Back to Kentucky
Bob Edwards: Coming Back to KentuckyVideo Clip (0:54)
Video Clip (0:54)
In this States video clip Bob Edwards on Kentucky: Bob Edwards on leaving Kentucky and coming back. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
From Whiskey to Bourbon
From Whiskey to BourbonVideo Clip (3:13)
Video Clip (3:13)
Learn about the barreling process for Kentucky bourbon in this clip from "Hands on History" that looks at the process that converts "white dog" (or white lightning) whiskey into bourbon.
Andrew Jackson's Controversial Decisions
Andrew Jackson's Controversial DecisionsVideo Clip (3:31)
Video Clip (3:31)
Find out how Andrew Jackson's controversial Indian Removal Act paved the way for The Trail of Tears.
Weapons Rundown: Kentucky Long Rifle
Weapons Rundown: Kentucky Long RifleVideo Clip (2:45)
Video Clip (2:45)
Historical rifle expert Garry James walks us through the Kentucky long rifle.
Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot
Knob Creek Machine Gun ShootVideo Clip (2:29)
Video Clip (2:29)
R. Lee Ermey tours the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot in West Point, Kentucky.
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