SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

January 17, 2006 16:02 ET

"Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" Scholar Receives National Award

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2006 -- Inecom Entertainment is pleased to announce that one of the contributing scholars to its new feature documentary "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" has been awarded the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious honor given at the national level. Award-winner Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D. provides expertise about the battle of Antietam in Inecom's latest film which is narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals." Available on DVD on January 31, 2006, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" will be on sale at video stores, Internet retailers, educational and institutional distributors and large retail chains like Borders Stores. Many retailers are currently accepting pre-orders as well.

Guelzo, author of "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" and "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America" received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor because of his extensive contributions to American history, extraordinary leadership qualities, trustworthiness, service and patriotism. He is the only repeat winner of the Lincoln Prize, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

"It's a rare day when an academic historian is asked to join the ranks of previous Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor winners like Rudolph Guiliani (2002), Charlton Heston (2001) and Bob Dole (1999). So it's really been a unique honor to receive the Medal and to acknowledge the profound respect for American history, and especially the history of the American founding, which it symbolizes. What holds us together as a nation is our dedication to a proposition, as Lincoln said at Gettysburg, 'That all men are created equal.' Our history is a constant refresher course in what that proposition means, and what lengths others before us have gone to preserve it. When we fail to respect that history, that is the moment when we begin to lose our hold on both that ancient proposition and our own future as a democracy," says Allen C. Guelzo on winning the award.

Part of the MINUTES OF HISTORY® series, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a battle that changes the course of the Civil War. It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. But General Robert E. Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's strategy, known as Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company is an independent movie studio focusing on documentary and instructional films. The company recently produced "EXPO - Magic of the White City" narrated by Gene Wilder, "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine and "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Both "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" and "Johnstown Flood" currently appear on television with "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" set to air on television in May 2006. "EXPO - Magic of the White City" is a top seller on Amazon.com and at Borders stores nationwide. Inecom's next title scheduled for release is "Horses of Gettysburg" narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, available May 2006.

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For more information or to receive a free press screening copy, press kit or product photographs for any of Inecom Entertainment Company's films, contact Julie Halapchuk at jhalapch@inecom.com or 1.888.258.5164 or visit www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded by visiting www.AntietamConflict.com/AboutTheFilm/FilmPhotos.asp.

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