Channel Premiere: April 1865
The History Channel – Thursday 5 April, 9.30pm
Based on Jay Winik’s bestseller “April 1865: The Month That Saved America”, the 2-hour documentary special offers a new look at the Civil War’s final days that will forever change the way we see the war’s end and the nation’s new beginning. These 30 most pivotal days in the life of the U.S. witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, Lee’s harrowing retreat, Appomattox, and Lincoln’s assassination 5 days later. It’s not only the tale of the war’s denouement, but the story of the rebirth of the US.