Season 8, Episode 5

Bradley Whitford

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Bradley Whitford explores his family’s lineage in civic engagement and discovers which side of the Civil War his ancestors fought for.

Actor and political activist Bradley Whitford goes on a journey to learn about his grandmother’s heritage, discovering why his ancestors immigrated to the U.S. in 1846. His journey takes him to Washington D.C. where he learns that his 2nd great-grandfather, along with his siblings, fought in the Civil War. Bradley partners with a historian to learn if his ancestors survived the brutal warfare.

HISTORICAL INSIGHTS

 
 

Grand Army of the Republic

Pledging fraternity, charity, and loyalty, the Grand Army of the Republic served as an advocate and fraternal association for Union veterans.

Pledging fraternity, charity, and loyalty, the Grand Army of the Republic served as an advocate and fraternal association for Union veterans.

Pledging fraternity, charity, and loyalty, the Grand Army of the Republic served as an advocate and fraternal association for Union veterans.

SEARCH CIVIL WAR RECORDS

 
 

Discover the harrowing stories your ancestors may have lived through during the Civil War.

Discover the harrowing stories your ancestors may have lived through during the Civil War.

Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford

BEHIND THE SCENES

 
 

See how expanding the familial search led to even more details about Bradley’s 2nd great-grandfather.

See how expanding the familial search led to even more details about Bradley’s 2nd great-grandfather.