Saturday, March 14, 2009

Debra Glass Appears in Emmy Award Winning Documentary - The Battle of Franklin - Five Hours in the Valley of Death

Both Debra and her daughter, Zoe, were cast as voice talent for the Emmy award winning documentary by Wide Awake Films - The Battle of Franklin - Five Hours in the Valley of Death.

Debra portrayed Hattie McGavock, the daughter of John and Carrie McGavock, whose home, Carnton Plantation, was turned into a Civil War hospital after the Battle of Franklin.

Zoe voiced young Frances McEwen who wrote about being rescued by her sister Mary Alice's sweetheart, Thomas Benton Smith (see Gatekeeper - historical hero - Thomas Benton Smith) and about her house taking in wounded soldiers from the battle.

Robert Hicks, Author of Widow of the South - "Great cinematography! The film very much captures the emotion that I would envision was felt at the battle of Franklin."

The Battle of Franklin: Five Hours in the Valley of Death depicts Confederate General John Bell Hood's fateful attempt to gain control of Tennessee from Federal forces in one of the Civil War s fiercest battles. As cannons and muskets roar, this film presents the decisive conflict of the 1864 Battle of Franklin, told through the actual thoughts and words of the soldiers who experienced this ferocious and bloody struggle. Partially filmed on the original battlefield in stunning high-definition, Battle of Franklin is the recipient of a 2007 Emmy® award and a 2007 Telly Award.

Click this link for more information or to purchase The Battle of Franklin - Five Hours in the Valley of Death from

Check out Skeletons of the Civil War - True Ghost Stories of the Army of Tennessee by Debra Glass and Heath Mathews for spine-tingling tales from the Battle of Franklin.

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