UPK author Kent Masterson Brown creates Documentary Film Enterprise

Kent Masterson Brown, author of the recently published One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, is the subject of a recently published article in the Herald Leader. “Attorney turns passion for history into documentary film enterprise” by Tom Eblen describes Witnessing History LLC, the company Brown and his partner, Doug High, created to produce documentary films about historical subjects. Witnessing History has produced three films so far. Bourbon and Kentucky: A History Distilled, which has been shown on television in every state in the U.S. and in Canada, is a story about a pioneer in Kentucky and his intriguing discovery. Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign is a film for more passionate history buffs about the retreat of General Robert E. Lee’s army in 1863. Most recently, Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union, which has been showing on Kentucky Educational Television since June, differs from typical biographies of Clay in that it is framed in the context of Clay’s contributions to the Civil War. Brown is responsible for writing and narrating the films and for choosing the historic images they use. His impetus behind starting the company was to try and present history to the public in a more engaging manner that highlights the importance of specific events to the country’s growth. Kent Masterson Brown has also published Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander about the career of Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing and the nature of the Civil War.

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