Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Civil War remains the bloodiest war in the history of the United States, as the North and South of the land engaged in a pitched battle over ideas and territory. Economics and slavery were two of those issues that rent the fabric of a nation and turned brother against brother. This series chronicles some of the key moments in the war's four-year progression. This episode takes the viewer to the historic site in Virginia, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee conceded victory to the North under the command of General Ulysses S. Grant. The Civil War was over. Reenactments, archival photographs, journals, and commentary by historians recall the events that took place there.
battle [war], Civil-War [US], re-enactment