For Death and the Civil War

Written and Directed by
Ric Burns

Based on the book
This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

Edited by
Li-Shin Yu

Produced by
Robin Espinola
Bonnie Lafave
Ric Burns

Narrated by
Oliver Platt

Original Concept Developed by
Paul Taylor

James Cromwell
Keith David
Josh Hamilton
Gene Jones
Robert Sean Leonard
Amy Madigan
Elizabeth Marvel
Aleksa Palladino
Stark Sands

Cinematography by
Buddy Squires
Stephen McCarthy
Allen Moore

Music by
Brian Keane

Associate Producers
Leigh Howell
Katie O’Rourke
Joshua Woltermann

Assistant Editor
Dawn Rider

Project Consultants
Drew Gilpin Faust
David W. Blight
Vincent Brown
Steven Hahn
Stephen Kantrowitz
Stephanie McCurry
Mark S. Schantz

Sound Recording
Steve Bores
Bob Silverthorne
Tom Williams
John Zecca

Aerial Cinematography
Jake Boritt

Additional Cinematography
Stephen Kazmierski

Assistant Camera
Jared Ames
Nikki Bramley
Patrick Kelly
Michael Krebs
Robert Sands
Jill Tufts

Animation by
Daniel Vatsky

Voice Over Recording
Lou Verrico, CityVox

Additional Voice Recording
Dave Weissman, CityVox
Eric Garcia, 48 Windows
Margarita Mix Hollywood
Buzzy’s Recording, LA

Dialogue Editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz

Sound Effects Editor
Ira Spiegel

Additional Sound Editing
Mariusz Glabinski
Dan Korintus

Assistant Sound Editor
Matt Rigby

Re-Recording Mixer
Dominick Tavella

Sound Mix Studio
Sound One Corporation

Color And Video Services
Du Art Film and Video

Bill Stokes

Online Editor
David Gauff

Finance Manager
Linda Patterson

Nathalie Rosa

Research Assistants
Aaron Lehman
Caroline Freedman

Senior Producer, Pre-Production
Mary Recine

Line Producer, Re-Enactments
Chris Bongirne

Re-Enactment Coordinator
Kevin Hershberger

Art Director, Re-Enactments
Jeremiah D. Hornbaker

James Ray

Consultant, Civil War Medicine
Terry Whittington

Special Effects Coordinator
Brian J. Merrick

Special Effects Assistant
Shawn Hambright

Assistant Production Coordinator
Eric Miller

Production Assistants
Aaron Lehman
Randy Allen
Paul Luks
Owen Zecca

Centre Hill Museum, Petersburg, VA
Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
General Grant National Memorial, NPS, New York, NY
Gettysburg National Military Park, NPS, Gettysburg, PA
GFW, Inc., Washington, DC
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
House Of The Redeemer, New York, NY
James River Correctional Facility, State Farm, VA
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA
National Capital Region, NPS, Washington, DC
The Pentagon, Washington, DC
St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Newton Lower Falls, MA
White House of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA
The Women’s National Republican Club, New York, NY
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Music Editor
Keith Chirgwin

Musical Score Recorded at
Little Big Feet Studios, Monroe, CT

Recording Engineers
Jeff Frez-Albrecht
Tom Skarupa

Music Copyist
Don Wallace 

Assistant to Mr. Keane
Ann Marie Pascale 

Brian Keane…..Guitars, Irish Bouzouki, Harp, Piano, Synthesizers
Dan Barrett..…Cello Solos
Bob Zubrycki.….Fiddle Solos

String Section
Marshall Coid…..Violin
Bob Zubrycki…..Violin
Roxanne Bergman…..Violin
Jill Jaffe…..Viola
Dan Barrett…..Cello
Leo Huppert.….Bass
Jo Ann Sternberg.….Clarinet
Eric Holtje.….Bassoon
Kathy Halverson.….Oboe and English Horn

Musical Score Orchestrated, Arranged, Produced, and Mixed by
Brian Keane

Additional Music
Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts)
Traditional (arranged by Kronos Quartet, transcribed by Ljova)
Performed by the Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello
Engineered and mixed by Scott Fraser
(p) 2011 Kronos Performing Arts Association &
(c) 2011 Inner Sunset Publishing (BMI)
Licensed courtesy of Kronos Performing Arts Association


Additional music courtesy of Brian Keane Music Inc.

This program would not have been possible without generous access to the extraordinary collections of
Massachusetts Historical Society
The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion
The U.S. Army Military History Institute

This program would not have been possible without the extraordinary archival resources and generous cooperation of
Library of Congress
National Archives
New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox & Tilden Foundations

Archival Materials Courtesy of
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library
American Antiquarian Society
AP Photo/David Landy
AP Photo/Matthew B. Brady
Behringer-Crawford Museum at Devou Park
Bridgeman/Private Collection
Stanley B. Burns, MD & The Burns Archive
Chicago History Museum, Chicago Daily News
David B. Chow Collection
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Mark H. Dunkelman
National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film
Getty Images
Collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Indiana Historical Society
Internet Archives
Kansas State Historical Society
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Maryland State Archives
Minnesota Historical Society, Bankes, T.W.
Museum of the City of New York
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland
Collection of the New-York Historical Society
Picture History
David J. Rutledge
University of California Libraries
Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
University of Pittsburgh Library System
Vermont Historical Society, George H. Houghton, photographer
Virginia Historical Society
Virginia Military Institute Archives
Virginia Chapman Templeton von Colditz

National Archives Research
Susan Hormuth
Martin Baldessari

Still Photography
Michael Campbell
Joe McCary, Photo Response

Additional Graphics
Alex Shum

Post Production Assistant
Michael Goren

Temp Mix
Matt Gundy

Eugene Corey

Special Thanks
Admiral Mike Mullen
Thomas Lynch
George F. Will
J. David Hacker
John Coski
Joe Monge
Dennis DeJesus
Fran Bowen
Phil Lee
Jim Gardner
Katie Tiger
John Longbrake
Jeff Takacs
Adam Burns
Simon Burns
Dave Foster
Mabel Toney
Donald Toney
Gail C. Glover
Lesley J. Gordon
Elaine Grublin
Sam Craghead
Drury Wellford
Teresa Roane
Shelly Berger
Robert Hancock
Cathy Wright
S. Waite Rawls III
Bree Harvey
Shellynne Phillips Vontoure
Max Brettschneider
Sam Brettschneider
Jeffrey Kraus
Anthony Lockhart
William Stongone
Susan Waide
Clifton Hyatt
Frederick Sigda, M.D.
Christopher Darling
Nancy Buirski
Barrow Wheary Collection
The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC
Florentine Films
Stone’s River Battlefield, NPS
Valentine Richmond History Center
Army Public Affairs, Media Relations Division

John Block
Sam Bieber
Harry Guigui
Ryan Hrnciar
Jonathan Knight
Colin Moneymaker
Hannah Rothfield

Legal Services
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

For American Experience

Post Production Supervisor
Vanessa Ezersky

Glenn Fukushima

Web Producer
Molly Jacobs

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Contracts Manager
Susana Fernandes

Production Assistant
Lauren Noyes

Production Secretary
Julianna Newmeyer

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Marketing & Publicity
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Post Production
Spencer Gentry
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • DIG: Nordblom Family Foundation, Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation (owens, death)
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • NEH