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These are the stories of the civil war that you cannot learn in history books. There were rebel regiments roaming the landscape fighting for money rather than country. There were backdoor political dealings that attempted to end the war, and there were generals who found themselves in some of the worst conditions of war.

Acorn Media
1 Season, 5 Episodes
April 2, 2014
Documentary & Biography
7.7/10
Cast: Whit Barr, Frank Kirtley, Harry Bulkeley, Chris Mekow
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Civil War: The Untold Story Full Episode Guide

Season 1 5 full episodes
  • Episode 5 - Chapter 5: With Malice toward None
  • Episode 4 - Chapter 4: Death Knell of the Confede...

    After Vicksburg, Union forces push on to Chattanooga, an important rail center and gateway to the Deep South. But casualties at the Battle of Chickamauga provoke antiwar riots in New York City and growing anger that so many Northern boys are dying to free African Americans. As Grant travels east to take on Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman assumes command in the West and begins his advance on Atlanta.

  • Episode 3 - Chapter 3: River of Death

    President Lincoln's January 1863 Emancipation Proclamation dramatically changes the war's meaning, bringing together the cause of saving the union and the cause of ending slavery. While Robert E. Lee wins victory after victory for the Confederacy in Virginia, the federals are poised to capture what many consider the western theatre's greatest prize: the Mississippi River. But first they must take Vicksburg, the Gibraltar of the West.

  • Episode 2 - Chapter 2: A Beacon of Hope

    Both sides realize a Confederate win at Shiloh would be a giant step towards Southern independence. After early Confederate successes in the battle, Grant rallies his stunned troops, who repulse waves of enemy attacks at a dense thicket dubbed the Hornet's Nest. On Shiloh's second day, Grant goes on the offensive, winning the first in a series of Union victories that sees thousands of slave families start to flee to Union lines.

  • Episode 1 - Chapter 1: Bloody Shiloh

    In the wake of the Confederate victory at Bull Run, Northern hopes for a quick end to the war are dashed, and Union leaders realize that defeating the South will mean taking the fight beyond the Appalachians. In March 1862, Ulysses S. Grant disembarks an army at Pittsburg Landing in Confederate-held Tennessee. Near a Methodist meeting hall called Shiloh - a Hebrew word meaning place of peace - the first epic battle of the Civil War erupts.

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