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Discovering The Civil War with Ken Burns

Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker extraordinaire who brought the Civil War to life for so many of us, joined the National Archives in opening a press preview of our latest exhibit: Discovering the Civil War.

The exhibit aimed to make the Civil War "strange again." You could find Manassas and Appomattox, a letter from the Confederate government seeking recognition from Pope Pius IX, or a facsimile of two separate versions of the 13th amendment—one that outlawed slavery, and one that did not.

Part One of the exhibit ran from April 30, 2010 through September 6, 2010

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