Two infantry engineers try to salvage the Confederate submarine, the Hunley.
The great Sioux war chief, Sitting Bull, becomes involved in the Ghost Dance of 1890. This leads to an uprising in which Sitting Bull is killed.
The death of Sitting Bull leads to an uprising among the Sioux and their last battle against the United States Army at Wounded Knee.
Schoolteacher Nathan Hale, a spy for the Colonial cause during the Revolutionary War, gets arrested and hung for treason but not before he spouts some famous last words.
The story of Harriet Tubman and her work on the Underground Railroad helping slaves from the South escape to freedom in the North in pre-Civil War days.
The story of a nun named Sister Blandina who arrives in a Western town in 1872 and finds only two children in her classroom.
The story of Tammany Hall boss William Marcy Tweed and his reign of corruption in New York City.
The life story of legendary scout, gambler, and lawman Wild Bill Hickock is chronicled in this episode.
The story of Edwin Drake and his attempts to find a large field of oil near Titusville, PA in 1859.
A man suffering from a partial hearing loss joins the National Guard when war breaks out in order to prove himself.
The events leading up to Sam Houston's resignation of the governorship of Tennessee are dramatized.
The story of abolitionist John Brown's raid on the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA, and his subsequent trial for treason.
The events leading to the discovery of a vaccine against smallpox.
The story of John C. Fremont and Kit Carson's 1844 survey team which traveled into California in the dead of winter.
In 1893, President Grover Cleveland suddenly ceases appearing at public functions and a nosy reporter wonders why.
In the 1770's, Daniel Boone and a party of settlers establish a colony in Kentucky, the dark and bloody ground.
Daniel Boone negotiates with Shawnees who have kidnapped his daughter and two other girls and threaten to attack the colony of Boonesborough.
The story of buccaneer Jean Lafitte and his aid to the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.