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  • Freedom's Fortress: Inside Fort Monroe

    This historic fort played a crucial role in the Civil War, and was a prison for Jefferson Davis. Fort Monroe is famous for the contraband decision, or Fort Monroe Doctrine. This action taken by the commander at the fort stated that escaped slaves from the Confederacy would not be returned.
    Fort ...

  • The Road to Valhalla
    Movie + 3 extras

    The Road to Valhalla

    Movie + 3 extras

    Buck Taylor stars in The Road to Valhalla - A place of honor, glory and happiness where heroes slain in battle are received.

  • United in Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation Film

    In June 2011, through a unique collaboration with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., The Henry Ford had the privilege of displaying the actual Emancipation Proclamation for 36 hours. The response from the community was overwhelming - and inspiring. Watch what happened when thousands of pe...

  • The Assault on Fort Stedman

    R.E. Lee’s last offensive against the Union army around Petersburg is recreated in “The Assault on Fort Stedman.” Confederate General John B. Gordon’s elaborate plan to capture a portion of the Union siege lines is explored, including the making of white strips of cloth, used to identify
    Confeder...

  • The Iron Riders

    The Iron Riders were a group of U.S. Army Buffalo soldiers who were tasked with a daunting job: bike 1,900 miles from Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. Officially known as the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, this group of men had to test whether bicycles were a more efficient way to travel o...

  • 1860s Train Passenger Coach Replica Used by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison

    Guests to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will recognize this prominent artifact: our Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Passenger Coach Replica. But did you know that this railcar has a special connection to our 90th anniversary? Learn more from our Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson.

    Th...

  • Fort Adams' Advanced Redoubt

  • Across: The Father Tolton Freedom Story

    Movie + 4 extras

    During the chaos of the Civil War, a Missouri slave boy makes an attempt to escape, despite a cruel overseer, Confederate soldiers, and the mighty Mississippi River blocking his path. Across is based on the true story of Augustine Tolton, an early Civil Rights hero.

    This short film is the first ...

  • Custer's Strategy of Defeat

    Movie + 1 extra

    On the morning of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer made the fateful decision to attack a large Native American village camped on the banks of the Little Big Horn River. It was a decision that would cost him his life, the lives of 268 of his men, and over 60 Native America...

  • Between the Lines

    1 season

    "Between the Lines" is an in-depth look at the letters of Jacob Weaver. A resident of Ulster County New York, Weaver and his family emigrated to Indiana Territory in 1813. For 47 years his letters described life in his new home. Are their contents truthful depictions or fanciful embellishments...

  • The Hunters of Kentucky

    Andrew Jackson's decisive American victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans is the stuff of legend. Fought at the end of the War of 1812 stories, movies and even songs have been written about it. The most popular tune was written in 1821. It lionized the Kentucky long rifle and the m...

  • Bad Blood - The Border War that Triggered the Civil War

    Movie + 2 extras

    Bad Blood is the story of an epic and influential time in our nation's history. In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave...

  • HMS Victory: Total Guide

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    Meet the HMS Victory, one of the most famous warships in history, and flagship of Vice Admiral Nelson at his decisive victory over the Franco-Spanish Combined Fleet at Trafalgar in 1805. We look at the crucial role played by Britain's Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, before beginning a deck-by-...

  • Ashburn

    When a former slave, turned Union soldier, goes missing at the end of the Civil War, three mercenaries are hired by the Union Army to find him by any means necessary. Former MMA fighter, Keith Jardine (Godless) turns in another promising performance in a cinematic gem of film!

  • Friend of the Devil

    Set in 1880's Texas, former Texas Ranger Jacob Matthau goes on the hunt for three Bandits that robbed and killed a Payroll Guard. His journey of revenge takes him beyond the law where no good deed goes unpunished.

  • Contested Ground

    Movie

    Meet the history of Little Bighorn, shared by an expert who explores both sides of the conflict.

  • Whitney's Mettle
    Movie + 1 extra

    Whitney's Mettle

    Movie + 1 extra

    Stuck in the violent Battle of Chickamauga, Lt. Whitney and his men are desperately low on ammunition. If Whitney can’t replenish the low supply, they face prison camp or death.

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  • Civil Warriors

    Movie

    CIVIL WARRIORS tells the true story of two black families from upstate New York -- fathers and sons who enlisted in the US Colored Troops and fought in the Civil War. Their compelling story unfolds in a film and curriculum through a unique interweaving of historical images and the rhythm and ener...

  • The Hall Rifle

    Enjoy a new edit updated and remastered for HistoryFix in 2022!

  • Only God Forgives

    Movie

    Abandoned by his gang, an outlaw seeks forgiveness from a lone preacher riding near his hideout.

  • Austrian Lorenz Musket

    Enjoy this updated, re-edited, and remastered version created specifically for HistoryFix in 2022!

  • Wicked Spring

    Movie

    During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get separated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate from each other until they meet by chance on the banks of a quiet cr...

  • 1816 Springfield Conversions

    Updated with new photography, stills, and audio remastered for HistoryFix in 2022!

  • The American Artist

    A century after his death, George Caleb Bingham’s work was not only rediscovered, it is celebrated as a national treasure. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning documentary team at Wide Awake Films in partnership with the Friends of Arrow Rock (Bingham’s hometown in Missouri), this hour long documen...