Ric Burns http://wfpl.org en Documentary Studies How America Coped With Civil War Deaths http://wfpl.org/post/documentary-studies-how-america-coped-civil-war-deaths Historians now estimate that 750,000 people died in the American Civil War, two-and-a-half percent of the population.<p> The Union and the Confederacy were both ill-equipped to deal with the carnage as the fighting escalated.<p> Filmmaker Ric Burns’ new documentary, <A href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/death/player/">Death and the Civil War</A>, which premieres tonight on public television, focuses on how the war forced Americans to improvise ways of coping with battlefield casualties and honoring their war dead.<p> <STRONG>Death and the Civil War</STRONG> airs tonight Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:32:03 +0000 Rick Howlett 1683 at http://wfpl.org Documentary Studies How America Coped With Civil War Deaths