Private Project

" All the Way to Appomattox | The Surrender Letters"

This film interprets the history of The Battle of the Appomattox Campaign during the American Civil War and the letters exchanged between Lieutenant General U.S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee effecting the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

  • A. Branham Dyer
  • A. Branham Dyer
  • A. Branham Dyer
  • Dr. Curt Fields as Lt. General U.S. Grant
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Jessee as General Robert E. Lee
    Key Cast
  • John Saporito as Colonel Orville Babcock
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Harris as Confederate Cavalryman J.F. J. Caldwell
    Key Cast
  • John Vaughn as Colonel Marshall
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR 1080p HD
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Director Biography - A. Branham Dyer

Founder of CFF&V | Cape Fear Film & Video
Mass Communication & Journalism
Videography / Photography / Computer Art
NASA Aerospace Scholar 2012 - Present

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Director Statement

WHY IS AMERICAN HISTORY SO IMPORTANT ... History Helps Us Understand Change and How the Society We Live in Came to Be. History is inescapable as a subject of serious study. The past causes the present, and so the future. It helps us understand why we live the way we are living and why we are where we are as a species and country. Studying history allows us to learn from the mistakes of our past so we do not repeat them. It can tell us how we evolved. It can tell us what decisions worked in particular situations and what didn't. I’ve witnessed the incredible treasures preserved within libraries, historical societies, museums, and our universities. Regrettably, often-times we lose these treasures not by fire or flood but by simple neglect and most recently by willful destruction. History is not something obscure or unimportant. History plays a vital role in our everyday lives. We learn from our past in order to achieve greater influence over our future. History serves as a model not only of who and what we are to be, we learn what to champion and what to avoid. Everyday decision-making around the world is constantly based on what came before us. American History needs to be Protected for Future Generations.