You may know the story of the war between the states. But what is often overlooked is the emotional drama the period had on those who lived through it.
The musical "The Civil War" brings that part of the story to the stage in downtown Springfield starting Thursday night.
"It's not a history lesson, although you learn a lot," Co-director Phil Funkenbusch said. "It's really a concert theatre piece."
"Instead of telling the story of the Civil War, it's really telling the stories about the people involved in the war."