About the Show
A three-part documentary series. The opening programme reveals the history of seemingly ordinary pieces from the past. Hosted by acclaimed actress Ashley Judd, this programme is a journey back to a time when a Union victory was anything but guaranteed. Seeking to understand the experiences of her great-great-great grandfather, a Union soldier from Kentucky, Judd peers through the eyes of his contemporaries by delving into the vast collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1 of 3.