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The Civil War Project (wt)

All-New Series Premiering in 2016

It was the war that divided our nation in a brutal and savage conflict that cost more than 600,000 American lives - a death toll higher than that of WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. At its heart, the Civil War is history's ultimate family feud, pitting brother against brother in a vicious, four-year campaign that almost destroyed a young nation. In this exclusive six-part American Heroes Channel series, THE CIVIL WAR PROJECT (wt) tells the definitive story of one of the most extraordinary and bloodiest chapters in American history through the little known and surprising stories of this brutal, hellish conflict. Gripping details of the war, combined with the visceral human experience that showcase the tipping points of war, provide viewers with insight into the loss of hope and the disillusionment. It's true that the battlefields, methods of attack, sophistication of weapons and identity of the enemy have changed over time, but the words of warfare and the emotions within them have not. THE CIVIL WAR PROJECT (wt) strips down the weaponry and battlefield technology of both sides to reveal a forensic analysis of battlefield tactics and fighting techniques from both sides that illustrates the narrow margins between glorious victory and ignoble defeat. Add to this the treacherous terrain and shaky supply lines and a complete picture of the circumstances behind the rise and fall of each side's fortunes emerges.