Main Plot Points:
- Known to “ride like a Mexican, trail like an Indian, shoot like a Tennessean, and fight like the very devil,” the Texas Rangers wore their badge with pride – a symbol of a crime-fighting force like no other. Follow the sagas of Governor Sam Houston and Stephen Austin, state founders and leaders in the American revolt against Mexico. See the real story as the Texas Rangers act as the enforcers to track down some of the Old West’s most vicious criminals across the Lone Star State’s unforgiving, wide-open terrain.
- History delivers four exciting specials in this collection highlighting the final trials and tragedies in The End Of The Civil War. General William Tecumseh Sherman, known as “Uncle Billy” to the North and as a brutal war criminal to the South, wages a vicious five-week campaign of terror through Georgia in “Sherman’s March.” “April 1865,” based on Jay Winik’s best-seller “April 1865: The Month That Saved America,” chronicles the last 30 days of the bloody battle from the fall of Richmond to Lincoln’s assassination.
- In “The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth,” a team of 10,000 federal troops, detectives, and police officers set out on a vast 12-day pursuit to find the president’s killer. While Lincoln’s body was repeatedly exhumed and his coffin frequently opened, nothing compares to the $200,000 ransom plot in 1876 devised by a group of counterfeiters in “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.”
What We Thought:
- Together we have two very interesting History Channel collections: Texas Rangers: The Real Stories and The End of the Civil War.
- I’m a History Channel nerd and really like this. First we get 3 specials focusing on the oldest state law enforcement body in the US, the Texas Rangers.
- I like this a lot. You get stories about Sam Houston and Stephen Austin and how they fought for state independence. You really get to see how rough and tough it was out there as well. There was nothing, but emptiness out there that needed lawmen to settle things.
- Next we have The End of the Civil War. This covers quite a bit. You get everything from Sherman’s March to Lincoln’s assassination and the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.
- Although what I found the most interesting was “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.” I never realized how often people tried to exhume Lincoln’s body. Pretty fascinating.
- If you like US history and like History Channel productions, you’ll definitely like Texas Rangers: The Real Stories and The End of the Civil War.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Historical Americans
- From The History Channel
Recommended if You Like:
- The History Channel
- The Civil War or Texas