HISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital Platforms

HISTORY® announces the kick-off of Civil War Week across digital platforms - a multi week campaign commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Beginning Wednesday, April 8th, HISTORY® Digital will produce a series of original articles offering a unique view of these two seminal events, and will release an updated version of its award-wining The Civil War Today iPad app, featuring more than four years of daily Civil War content. New content will be supplemented by HISTORY's extensive collection of Civil War videos, mobile apps, articles, interactives, photo galleries and more.

In addition, on Tuesday, April 7th and 14th, History Channel will premiere Blood and Glory: The Civil War In Color, a four-part documentary series as never seen before. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail.

HISTORY's Civil War Week will showcase the following:

History in the Headlines topics will include (http://www.history.com/news):

· Wilbur McLean and Appomattox

· Abraham Lincoln's Final Speech

· 10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Assassination

· The Mummy of John Wilkes Booth

· Aftermath: The Lincoln Conspirators

· The Other Victims of the Lincoln Assassination

HISTORY List topics will include (http://www.history.com/news/history-lists):

· 6 Civil War Battles Fought After Appomattox

· 10 Famous Lincoln Assassination Artifacts

Ask HISTORY topics will include (http://www.history.com/news/ask-history):

· What was "Our American Cousin"?

· Who received the reward offered for John Wilkes Booth?

Hungry History topics will include (http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history):

· Abraham Lincoln's Final Meal

Additional new content:


An iTunes App of the Week selection and a member of the iTunes App Essentials Hall of Fame, the redesigned Civil War Today app features a new interface that allows users to access more than four years of daily content, by either choosing a specific date during the conflict or navigating through a custom list of 30 of the most important events of the war. This App is an encyclopedia of the war organized by day.

Additional upgrades put hundreds of hi-resolution maps, newspapers, photos and daily stories at user's fingertips in an easily accessible format for the first time, providing a terrific resource for both Civil War and history buffs and educators and students. http://www.history.com/interactives/civil-war-today


Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color - http://www.history.com/civil-war-in-color

A four-part documentary series with over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs which have been painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. Descendants of Frederick Douglass, General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate President Jefferson Davis along with Retired U.S. Army Generals David Petraeus and Colin Powell; former senator, Carol Moseley-Braun; scholars, Allen Guelzo, James Oakes and George Rable; and Civil War historians Richard Dreyfuss and Ben Stein, among others, describe pivotal events that led America into bloody conflict, the impact of state-of-the-art weaponry and technology, the tragic and unimaginable cost of combat, and the struggle to rebuild a life and a country after the war between the states had ended.


Viewers can watch full Civil War specials online (http://history.com/specials) and on the HISTORY App, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices (http://www.history.com/history-channel-app).

Available Programs:

· Gettysburg, the Emmy Award-winning docudrama Gettysburg, produced by filmmakers Tony and Ridley Scott.

· Lincoln

· Lee & Grant

· April 1865

· The Lincoln Assassination

· The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth


American Civil War Hub

Explore HISTORY Digital's extensive collection of more than 100 Civil War videos, topical and biographical articles, photo galleries and more. http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war

Civil War 150 Interactive

HISTORY's award-winning Civil War 150 interactive showcases the 150 most important people, places, events and technologies of the war, and was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its Civil War Sesquicentennial permanent collection. http://www.history.com/interactives/civil-war-150


The HISTORY Here app is an interactive travel guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States. The recently redesigned app includes a new "tours" feature, showcasing themed itineraries, curated by the History.com staff. Civil War highlights include tours focusing on the Civil War in Atlanta and the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth. http://www.history.com/interactives/history-here

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