The Civil War
The Civil War began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861 02:42
The third day of Gettysburg 08:28
The Gettysburg Address 05:53
The ramifications of the Civil War 05:16
The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places. Clip from Episode 1. 03:38
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Series Description: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' landmark series portrays the terrible conflict that tore America apart and defined it as a nation. The series embraces the entire sweep of the war using archival photographs, period paintings, newsreel footage of civil war veterans, live cinematography of battle sites, interviews with eminent historian, and a chorus of voices reading from diaries, letters, speeches and newspapers of the era.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of The Civil War aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- War Is All Hell - 1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865 (#108)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864/Most Hallowed Ground - 1864 (#106)
- Simply Murder - 1863/The Universe of Battle - 1863 (Parts 4 & 5 of 9) (#104)
- A Very Bloody Affair - 1862/Forever Free - 1862 (Parts 2 & 3 of 9) (#102)
- The Cause - 1861 (#101)