Photographs, period paintings, lithographs and headlines of the Civil War are combined with moving newsreel footage of Civil War veterans, interviews with distinguished historians and first-person accounts in this award-winning documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns. The miniseries vividly embraces the entire sweep of the war: the complex causes and lasting effects of America's greatest and most moving calamity, the battles and the homefronts, the generals and the private soldiers, the anguish of death in battle and the grief of families at home.
|Episode Runtime||01 Hours 10 Minutes|
|Episode Count On Season 1|
|Production Companies||Florentine Films, American Documentaries Inc., Kenneth Lauren Burns, WETA, Time-Life Video|