Written and Produced by
Director of Photography
Deborah Clancy Porfido
Voice of Robert E. Lee
Voice of Mary Custis
Original Concept Developed by
Director of Recreations
R. Mark Hughes
Art Production Assistant
Best Boy Electric
Best Boy Grip
Alisa Placas Frutman
PostWorks New York
Jim Briggs III
Supervising Sound Editor
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.
Sound Effects Editor
Jim Briggs III
Assistant Sound Editor
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.
Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.
Music Mix Engineer
Location Production Assistants
Craft Services Personnel
Jane Sakowski Bell
David Napier's White House Catering
Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial
Berkeley Plantation LP, LLP
City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services
Kensington Bed & Breakfast
Lee Medical Building
Richmond Battlefield Park, Malvern Hill
Senate of Virginia
SoHo Soleil Locations, LLC / Home Sweet Site
Stewart - Lee House
United States Military Academy, West Point
Virginia House of Delegates
Westover Plantation, LLC
Archival Material Courtesy of
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
David Fortney / Getty Images
The Time Lapse Company / Getty Images
Gettysburg Foundation / Bill Dowling
Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland
Independence National Historical Park
International Center of Photography, Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990
Library of Congress
The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
North Wind Picture Archives
The New York Public Library
R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Stratford Hall, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association
U.S. Army History Institute
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript LIbrary / University of Georgia Libraries
Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas
Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center
Virginia Historical Society
Virginia Military Institute Archives
Washington-Custis-Lee Collection, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Special Collections, United States Military Academy, West Point
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Zimmer Family Trust
Malcolm E. Jamieson
Leon & Rhoda Litwack
Ellen M. Martin, Art Photographer
Bertie & Bill Selvey
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
An Apograph Productions Inc. Film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
WGBH Educational Foundation
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