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The Civil War
Ep: 3 "Forever Free"
See the American Civil War like never before with Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning series. More than five years in the making, discover the dramatic story of America's bloodiest conflict as the nation struggled to erase slavery while preserving democracy.

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Episodes
Ep 1
The Cause
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Ep 2
A Very Bloody Affair
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Ep 3
Forever Free
Watch Until March 2, 12:00am
Ep 4
Simply Murder
Watch March 1, 9:00pm
Ep 5
A New Birth of Freedom
Watch March 8, 9:00pm
Ep 6
Most Hallowed Ground
Watch March 15, 9:00pm
Ep 7
War is Hell
Watch March 22, 9:00pm
The Cause
Discover how slavery divided a nation and the roles played by Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Jefferson Davis in what would become America's bloodiest conflict. (1 of 7)
A Very Bloody Affair
Europe takes note of America's infighting as the Union comes to blows with the Confederate States and General George McClellan meets Robert E. Lee on the battlefield. (2 of 7)
Forever Free
Explore the dramatic events that led up to Abraham Lincoln's decision to free the slaves. Meanwhile, the Confederacy continues to win battle after battle thanks to the brilliance of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. (3 of 6)
Simply Murder
Desperation on the Confederate home front begins to set in and Robert E. Lee decides to make a move that leads to the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest battle ever fought in North America. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 1, 9:00pm
Fri Mar 2, 12:00am
A New Birth of Freedom
Discover the essential role women played in the war as casualties on both sides continue to mount and explore the stories of both leading generals, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. (5 of 7)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 8, 9:00pm
Fri Mar 9, 12:00am
Most Hallowed Ground
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman marches north to capture Atlanta and Abraham Lincoln faces off against the disgraced Union General George McClellan in the presidential campaign of 1864. (6 of 7)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 15, 9:00pm
Fri Mar 16, 12:00am
War is Hell
After four years of bloody conflicts, the war finally comes to an end. Emotions are still strong though, and Confederate supporter John Wilkes Booth sets his sights on President Abraham Lincoln. (7 of 7)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 22, 9:00pm
Fri Mar 23, 12:00am