Henry David Thoreau dies

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Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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President Ulysses S. Grant born

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Planting the flag on Iwo Jima

"The War" on PBS

"The War," directed by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

two warships from 1812

A Sailor's Life for Me!

Experience life aboard “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution in this interactive game, A Sailor’s Life for Me! Sail to Victory. Learn about naval battleships  in the NEH-funded PBS documentary The War of 1812.

Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox

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Women, War, and Peace

Women, War & Peace is a five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.

My Lai massacre in Vietnam

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Battle of Shiloh

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