EVERY THURSDAY American History

Land of the free and home of the brave. See the stories of bold visionaries who set a course for the new world and helped to build the American Experiment.

THURSDAY ON STORY

February 9, 2023

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10 Things You Don’t Know About

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the steady hand of leadership during the Civil War, only to be gunned down in his prime at Ford's Theater. Outspoken historian David Eisenbach delves into Lincoln's private life and reveals that the Great Emancipator was a racist, had trouble with women and actually enjoyed sleeping with men.

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12:30A

History’s Lost and Found

Lincoln Lore

Join us on a historical scavenger hunt, as we track down the most illustrious and elusive objects of all time. It's time uncover the secrets of this popular president. Take a look at the platform that held Lincoln's coffin, discover the hidden truth in Mary Todd Lincoln's letters, track down the Gettysburg address, and even witness the bed on which he died.

9:00A

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1:00A

Found

Lincoln's Letter

Dale and Blue examine whether a woman who found a letter hidden behind a picture frame stumbled on a lost piece of Abraham Lincoln correspondence that could be worth up to $1 million dollars.

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Story Feature

Lee & Grant

Produced with the cooperation of leading Civil War historian Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, this 2-hour special is a personal look at two iconic leaders of the Civil War.

12:00P

8:00P

4:00A

Civil War Journal

Lincoln and Gettysburg

The story of the great battle's aftermath and the events leading to the dedication of the national cemetery and President Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg Address.

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Civil War Journal

The Battle of Fredericksburg

The story of the bloody battle that killed or wounded over 10,000 men and ended in devastating defeat for the North. A bumbling military bureaucracy undermined Union General Ambrose Burnside's strategy, leaving his troops exposed.

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Civil War Journal

The Secret War: Civil War Spies

The story of the little known and often incredible stories of the men--and women--who became espionage agents for North and South.

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Civil War Journal

Yank vs. Reb: The Foot Soldier's Life

Examines how the average soldier coped with life on and off the battlefield. Features recently-found collections of rare photographs that vividly depict the soldiers' sufferings and their diversions as well.