The documentary introduces viewers to the compelling Civil War stories that exist in the three-county
Historians speak about the battles and civilian experiences that occurred in
Trying to pack so much information into a 47-minute documentary was challenging, said
Haugh and the Maryland Public Television team did an outstanding job of telling the fascinating stories of our three counties --
The project features experts who shared their knowledge and interpretation of the significance of our border state experience, in a way that satisfies both the enthusiast and those who are just starting to explore the Civil War, Shatto said.
The documentary got a positive reaction from viewers.
"I grew up in this area and I wanted to know about the rich history and learn more about the land we live on," said
"I thought it was an excellent movie,"
Even teenagers enjoyed the project.
"The true battle scenes made you feel like you were in it,"
The documentary made Darby Dravvorn, 13, feel like the commentators were interacting with the audience, she said.
"It had a lot of cool scenes," Darby said.
Getting kids interested in history is what it's all about, said
"I'd seen it before, but it's good to watch many times," Hutchinson said. "There's so much information to remember it all."
Many visitors to
"This is an important audience for us to reach because studies show that heritage travelers stay longer, spend more, and make more return visits, and this film gives them an overview of the Civil War history that occurred here and encourages them to come experience it for themselves.
"It's also a great reminder, as this area nears the end of several years' worth of special events commemorating the sesquicentennial, that the Heritage Area has many wonderful opportunities for visitors on a regular basis, not just during commemorative years."
Winning an Emmy Award for the project from the
The film has been aired on
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