Production Complete on "Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War"

Kent Brown in the studio
Kent Brown recording voice-over for “Unsung Hero”

Production is complete on a one-hour documentary about the role of the horse in the civil war. Produced by Witnessing History, LLC, this program will air on HRTV in February 2012, The HRTV Network, which is seen in over twenty miliion homes. It will also be available on DVD. From Witnessing History’s website:

“The production covers the story of the millions of horses (and mules) that were used in all branches of both armies during the Civil War. It discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they were fed and maintained, and the toll taken on them due to malnutrition, overwork and battlefield casualties. In the end, more than 1,500,000 horses (and mules) died during the War. Some of the War’s most famous horses – “Cincinnati,” “Winchester,” “Old Baldy,” “Highfly,” “Little Sorrell,” and “Traveller,” to name a few, are highlighted. Hundreds of period photographs, drawings, illustrations and selected re-enactment scenes are employed to graphically illustrate the role of the horse. The opening and closing of the production is scheduled to be filmed in front of the Monument to the Horse in the Civil War at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. The production is scheduled for broadcast in December 2011.”

  • Written and hosted by Kent Masterson Brown.
  • Directed by Doug High
  • Sound Design by Neil Kesterson & Dane Dickmann, Dynamix Productions
  • Post Production Editing by Chris Yelton
  • Director of Photography by Jarod Hamm

Visit Witnessing History's website to find out more here:

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