Season 1

1 :01x01 - The Union

We all know who won the Civil War, but there were many moments when victory was anything but certain. Join Ashley Judd, great-great-great granddaughter of two Union soldiers, as she takes us back 150 years for an intimate look at the North's battles and struggles during those bloody four years. From iconic artifacts like Old Glory to small objects like field medical kits and soldiers' photos, discover the stunning backstories of seemingly ordinary pieces from our past.

Source: Smithsonian Channel
Guest Stars: Shaun C. Grenan as Himself | Marc A. Hermann as Cpl. Francis E. Brownell | Fritz Klein as Himself | Rebecca Marshall as Herself | Barry Meadows as Himself | Isham Randolph as Himself | Susan Rosenvold as Herself | Allan Stone as Himself | Seth Tillman as Himself
Director: Molly Hermann

2 :01x02 - The Confederacy

Millions of dollars worth of Confederate currency. Sheet music filled with boasts of triumph. J.E.B. Stuart's handgun. Smithsonian curators have collected thousands of objects from the Civil War, which collectively offer a rich understanding of the South's viewpoint during this pivotal era in American history. Join country music singer Trace Adkins, whose ancestor fought for the South, as he follows the rise and fall of the Confederacy, from the men who fought to define freedom on their own terms to those who were caught in the wake of war.

Source: Smithsonian Channel
Guest Stars: Nicholas Crider as Himself | Chance Gibson as Himself | Shaun Gildea as Himself | John Halstead as Himself | Chris Hull as Himself | Fritz Klein as Himself | Charles F. MacDonald as Himself | Chelsea Reba as Herself | Matthew Sims as James Ryder Randall
Director: Molly Hermann

3 :01x03 - Fight for Freedom

A century and a half ago, North battled South in a conflict that would kill more Americans than any other war. The outcome would change our nation forever, and no one had more to gain, or to lose, than enslaved Americans. Join actor Dennis Haysbert as he looks at their struggles through the objects in the Smithsonian's collection. From a bloodstained map to the inkwell Lincoln used to write the Emancipation Proclamation, these artifacts transport us to a brutal and complicated time when our country tore itself apart.

Source: Smithsonian Channel
Guest Stars: John Asbury as Himself | Nita Brown as Herself | Nakita Caruso as Herself | Stephen Hanson as Himself | Chris Hull as Himself | Fritz Klein as Himself | Allan Stone as Himself | J. Michael Woodard Jr. as Himself
Director: Molly Hermann
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Educational | History | Military/War
Status: New Series
Network: Smithsonian CHANNEL ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 27, 2013
Episode Order: 3
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