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Fourteen million Americans were captivated by this moving PBS series from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. Powerfully told through letters, diaries, war dispatches, and newspapers of the period, this epic takes you from the first shots at Fort Sumter to Lincoln's assassination. 1990; CC, b&w and color, 11 hours on 5 DVDs. Boxed. Simon says: Supplying your own horse garnered enlisted men a daily payment of 50 cents, which today would be approximately $9.50.

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With numbers that large floating in our heads, we tend to forget how large numbers like 500 years, or 1000 years, or 2532 years are when seen from the point of view of our daily human experience.

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