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The Civil War

1865: "War Is All Hell"/"The Better Angels of Our Nature"

Episode 5 | 2h 14m 38s | WETA Passport

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Follow Sherman’s March to the Sea, Richmond’s fall to Grant’s army, and Lee’s surrender to Grant. Follow the events of Lincoln’s assassination and burial, and Booth’s capture, as the war finally comes to a close. Explore the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation it is today.

Aired: 09/11/15 | Expires: 12/31/25 | Rating: NR

Production made possible by grants from General Motors Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

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