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The Civil War
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As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn towards Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war...
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The first years of the Civil War, through the Battle of Gettysburg.


The battle sites of the Civil War, with close-ups of the campaigns for Richmond and Vicksburg.


The full transcript and video.


Links to sites with primary and secondary source materials related to the topics of this program.

The Civil War was a lethal affair. Hundreds of thousands were killed or wounded as they confronted the new technologies of war with older styles of fighting. After the battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies left waiting to be buried.

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