American Drummer Boy

The History behind the Story

The Real Drummer Boys

“As we lay there and the shells were flying over us… I thought what a foolish boy I was to run away and get into such a mess as I was in.  I would have been glad to have seen my father coming after me.” –Elisha Stockwell, 15, Drummer, Union[…]

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action[…]

Drum Calls

The beat of the Drum was one of the most important ways of communicating orders to Civil War soldiers.  Whether it was wake up call, the beat to march to, or the order to attack, the drum was essential to control the Army.  But the risk for a drummer boy[…]

Director’s Statement

American Drummer Boy was created as a motion picture for audiences who desire good old-fashioned entertainment.  My goal was to make a dramatic film based on a true story, that would explore the personal lives of soldiers on both sides of our nation’s most emotional conflict; depict the horrors of war[…]