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
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.
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.
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.
Lincoln's Most Pivotal Speech
Lincoln's Most Pivotal SpeechVideo Clip (3:02)
Video Clip (3:02)
Which of President Lincoln's many eloquent speeches was the most important?
The Failure of Reconstruction
The Failure of ReconstructionVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
Reconstruction turns the south into a different type of battleground. Constitutional amendments grant freedom and suffrage to African-Americans but equality remains elusive.
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?
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.
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.
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation ProclamationVideo Clip (2:14)
Video Clip (2:14)
Issued after the Union victory at Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation had both moral and strategic implications for the ongoing Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural
Abraham Lincoln's Second InauguralVideo Clip (2:11)
Video Clip (2:11)
Lincoln's second inaugural address somberly intoned the sacrifices made to end slavery and preserve the Union while calling for mutual forgiveness between North and South as the work of rebuilding began.
History of the KKK
History of the KKKVideo Clip (2:40)
Video Clip (2:40)
Gangland takes a closer look at America's oldest domestic terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan.
The Gettysburg Address: A New Declaration of Independence
The Gettysburg Address: A New Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (1:45)
Video Clip (1:45)
After the carnage at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to achieving freedom for all.
President Grant's Road to Success
President Grant's Road to SuccessVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
Ulysses S. Grant overcomes a lifetime of failures to lead the Union Army to victory in the Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency
Ulysses S. Grant's PresidencyVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
General Ulysses S. Grant parlayed his celebrity after the Civil War into a successful bid for the presidency.
President Grant and an America Divided
President Grant and an America DividedVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
As president, Ulysses S. Grant must confront a nation still divided by the issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Grant's Troubled Presidency
Grant's Troubled PresidencyVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
Grant's presidency was marred by political scandal, clashes with Native Americans and continued violence throughout the Reconstruction South.
Photo Galleries (8)
Andrew Johnson(14 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Andrew Johnson.
Abraham Lincoln(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
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: Union Military Leaders
Civil War: Union Military Leaders(13 Photos)
View images of Union leaders from the Civil War, like Abraham Linoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and learn more about the roles they played in this bloody engagment.
Slave Life(9 Photos)
View pictures of North American slave life during the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring pictures of slaves themselves and the environments in which they worked and lived.
The Slave Trade
The Slave Trade(10 Photos)
Explore images of the Atlantic and African Slave Trades, from holding cells in Africa to auction houses in Atlanta.
The Battle Over Slavery
The Battle Over Slavery(12 Photos)
Explore images of abolitionists, the Underground Railroad and much more as you learn about the battle over slavery in the United States.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Colin Powell Declines Presidential Bid
Colin Powell Declines Presidential BidAudio Clip (2:26)
Audio Clip (2:26)
On November 8, 1995, Colin Powell put an end to speculation when he announced that he would not run for president in the next election.
Nixon Reelected to Presidency
Nixon Reelected to PresidencyAudio Clip (1:03)
Audio Clip (1:03)
On November 7, 1972, incumbent President Richard Nixon won a second term in a landslide victory over Democrat George McGovern. In a brief statement from the Oval Office, President Nixon promises to bring "peace with honor" in Vietnam and to usher in a "new era of peace" with the Soviet Union.
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