In the wake of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, National Geographic follows descendants of ordinary Americans as they embark on personal journeys to discover the stories of their ancestors in the bloodiest war in American history.
This three-part event reveals the amazing human stories of lives turned upside down by the Civil War - from a Virginian slave holding lady to a Union officer and a Confederate private. Through vivid recreations and innovative graphic techniques, we'll go back in time to see the true consequences of hard war and the resilient human spirit.
Families at War
Free at Last
The Hard War