A Very Bloody Affair – 1862

S1, E2: A Very Bloody Affair – 1862

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1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of what had been Lincoln's war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. This episode, part of a series seen as a defining work on the subject, begins with an insight into the political fighting that threatened to swallow up Lincoln's administration.