William Tecumseh Sherman
Abraham Lincoln, by George Peter Alexander Healy
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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.
Civil War: Artifacts
Civil War: Artifacts(9 Photos)
Explore Civil War artifacts, from medical kits and personal hygiene items, to carbines and currency.
Civil War: Battles of Bull Run
Civil War: Battles of Bull Run(10 Photos)
Learn about the two battles of Bull Run through paintings and photographs of the participants, the battlefield and the surrounding areas.
Sherman's Terrifying Tactics
Sherman's Terrifying TacticsVideo Clip (3:26)
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General William T. Sherman used psychological tactics to intimidate civilians and cause havoc during his Civil War march across the South.
Lincoln's War Machine
Lincoln's War MachineVideo Clip (3:01)
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Twenty-four thousand miles of railroad replenishes troops and supplies for the North and delivers disaster to the South.
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.
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.
The Union Sends a Message
The Union Sends a MessageVideo Clip (3:00)
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1863 "Wallpaper Edition" of the Daily Citizen newspaper is created as resources is scarce during the Civil War.
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?
Abraham LincolnVideo Clip (3:48)
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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.
Grant or Lee?
Grant or Lee?Video Clip (2:19)
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Which of the admired Civil War generals would you want to lead your army?
General Sherman's Legacy
General Sherman's LegacyVideo Clip (2:20)
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Union General William T. Sherman was reviled throughout the South as a monster, but his real legacy contradicted his myth.
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.
Impact of the Civil War
Impact of the Civil WarVideo Clip (3:27)
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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'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.
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.
Lincoln's Most Pivotal Speech
Lincoln's Most Pivotal SpeechVideo Clip (3:02)
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Which of President Lincoln's many eloquent speeches was the most important?
The Union Siege of Vicksburg
The Union Siege of VicksburgVideo Clip (2:37)
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The heavily fortified city of Vicksburg is the gateway to the Mississippi River. To force surrender, Ulysses S. Grant holds the rebel forces under siege for six weeks.
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of ShilohVideo Clip (2:45)
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At Shiloh, Tennessee in April of 1862, a Confederate surprise attack backfires when the Union holds firm at the "Hornet's Nest."
Grant and Sherman Lead the Union
Grant and Sherman Lead the UnionVideo Clip (3:57)
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Two unlikely leaders, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman become the most essential Union commanders in the Civil War.
General Sherman Captures Atlanta
General Sherman Captures AtlantaVideo Clip (2:08)
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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.
Sherman and the Burning of Atlanta
Sherman and the Burning of AtlantaVideo Clip (1:37)
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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)
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Union forces assault Fort McCallister, the key to Savannah and the final obstacle along General Sherman's march to the sea.
Last Stand of the Confederacy
Last Stand of the ConfederacyVideo Clip (3:21)
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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
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