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From Sumter to Appomattox, get the full story of the War Between the States. The American Civil War: Brother vs. Brother is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 30, 2011.

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1 Season, 13 Episodes
May 30, 2011
Documentary & Biography
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The American Civil War: Brother vs. Brother Full Episode Guide

  • Director Vikram Jayanti explores Abraham Lincoln's remarkable rise from humble beginnings to the highest office in the land. Was Abraham Lincoln's lifelong anguish the driving force behind his ultimate transcendence to America's most beloved President? Award-winning director Vikram Jayanti takes a look through Lincoln's eyes on his last day.

  • Arguably America's greatest general since George Washington, General Robert E. Lee gambled his army and the future of the Confederacy in one epic battle during three bloodiest days in American history.

  • Despite discrimination on the home front, the 761st Tank Battalion made history during World War II as the first all-black tank unit to see combat.

  • At the end of the Civil War, the port of Vicksburg on the Mississippi is the last major confederate stronghold. General Grant begins the Vicksburg Campaign to drive the confederacy out of Mississippi.

  • Scientific experts and military historians attempt to better understand the Battle of Gettysburg through evidence that now suggests that as the battle started, the Confederate fight was already doomed.

  • Explore Civil War naval history and the exploits of the war's greatest naval hero, Lieutenant William B. Cushing.

  • Secret agents and spies during the Civil War waged a hidden war that terrorized civilians on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Revisit the past and learn the untold stories of a brutal, bloody war.

  • America enters Reconstruction, but the ttremors of the Civil War can still be felt across the country. Race riots are common, terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan form, and some Confederates refuse to release their slaves.

  • General William Tecumseh Sherman's legacy was built during a five-week campaign of terror known as "total war." Learn how Sherman's March led to Confederate surrender.

  • A look at the Civil War's final days,which forever changed the war's end and the nation's new beginning.

  • A personal look at two iconic leaders of the Civil War. Surprising details reveal the bold choices and almost godlike power Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee summoned on decisive battlefields like Vicksburg and Gettysburg.

  • This special strips away the romanticized veneer of the Civil War to tell the story of the soldiers on the ground instead of the generals who safely commanded from behind the frontlines.