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PBS: "Death and the Civil War"

On the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the single bloodiest battle on American soil, this PBS film examines how the unprecedented carnage changed  American attitudes towards death

 

 

Constitution Day

Emancipation Nation

File:Battle of Antietam.png, WikimediaOn September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate troops squared off at Antietam Creek in the first major battle of the Civil War on Northern soil. By sunset, almost 23,000 men lay dead or wounded but the Union had won a desperately needed strategic victory.

Battle of Antietam

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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Frederick Douglass makes his dramatic escape from slavery in Maryland

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Battle of Kennesaw Mountain begins

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Abraham Lincoln read first draft of Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet

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Novelist Ernest Gaines born

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Henry David Thoreau dies

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