The Civil War rages. The Minié ball is the great equalizer on the battlefield. The formidable Confederate Army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology. The need to control the railroads and supply lines fuels the battles, and the telegram becomes a new weapon in a modern war. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series. Topics in this title pertain to the American Civil War and may contain references, phrases, images, or other notions of a sensitive nature.