2011 is the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in which approximately 620,000 soldiers died.
Stanzas from the poem ‘Bivouac of the Dead’ by Theodore O'Hara are engraved on plaques in every United States National Cemetery.
An abridged version of the poem is used in this short film piece. The complete poem can be found here: cem.va.gov/cem/hist/BODpoem.asp
Other footage from this shoot can be found throughout this interactive website: ancestry.com/civilwar_sub?flash=true