Humans have relied on horses since the dawn of time, but there is no stronger bond than between a horse and rider on the battlefield.
Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of the epic films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, Horses of Gettysburg captures the relationship between soldiers and their horses.
Filmed in high-definition with charging horses, period photographs and battlefield panoramas with no "talking heads," this cinematic documentary tells the story of the estimated 72,000 horses and mules that fought at the Battle of Gettysburg and uncovers the strategies employed to ensure that the millions of animals in service with the North and South remained healthy and well-trained for action.
Horses of Gettysburg celebrates the forgotten heroes of the Civil War and their critical role in shaping the United States of America that we live in today.
- 56 minutes
- 1 Disk
- S/L# 11714