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Episode 9: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)

1h 8min - Five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Lincoln is assassinated. See the final days of the war and the fates of the series's major figures.

Episode 8: War Is All Hell (1865)

1h 8min - William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy.

Episode 7: Most Hallowed Ground (1864)

1h 12min - The presidential campaign of 1864 set Abraham Lincoln against his old general, George McClellan. The stakes are the survival of the Union itself.

Episode 6: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

1h 9min - This episode compares Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each.

Episode 5: The Universe of Battle (1863)

1h 35min - The Battle of Gettysburg was the greatest ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. For three days, 150,000 clashed in the Pennsylvania countryside.

Episode 4: Simply Murder (1863)

1h 2min - This episode begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows clashes at Chancellorsville and Vicksburg in 1863.

Episode 3: Forever Free (1862)

1h 16min - Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation was morally and militarily crucial to the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation.

Episode 2: A Very Bloody Affair (1862)

1h 8min - The year 1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln's war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves.

Episode 1: The Cause (1861)

1h 39min - Beginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights.