Death and the Civil War

Suddenly, war became close and personal


Some of TV's best non-fiction moments have come from "American Experience" and/or the Burns boys, Ric and Ken. Now Ric Burns has a superb new "Experience" documentary Tuesday (Sept.18); here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

It was going to be a quick fight, a
skirmish between neighbors. Abraham Lincoln accepted 30-day
enlistments to fight the uprising in the South.