Category Archives: Films

“The Lions of Gettysburg: Barksdale and the 13th Mississippi”

Dr. Christopher J. Lahr of Mississippi and several colleagues are collaborating on a new multi-media project on Confederate Brigadier General William Barksdale and his brigade of Mississippi infantry regiments at the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The fiery … Continue reading

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Road Trip: The Southern Museum of Locomotive and Civil War History

In affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, the Southern Museum of Civil War  and Locomotive History, according to the organization’s website, is “home to the General locomotive, stolen during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase; a reproduction of the locomotive assembly … Continue reading

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Civil War: The Untold Story released on DVD

Elizabeth McGovern of the wildly popular series Downton Abbey narrates this 5-episode, 2-disk DVD of the recent American Public Television series of the Civil War: The Untold Story. Producer Chris Wheeler focuses on the conflict in the Western Theater and … Continue reading

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Kickstarter campaign to fund To Appomattox mini-series

OVERVIEW TO APPOMATTOX is a meticulously researched, historically precise and dramatically powerful television series that thrives upon the emotional lives of some of America’s most revered notional icons—the Civil War generals, their wives and families—against a backdrop of a war … Continue reading

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Dinner & a movie! Lancaster CWRT presents Ron Maxwell and “The Copperhead”

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Gettysburg Filmmaker Jake Boritt to Speak at Lancaster CWRT

Lancaster Civil War Round Table welcomes acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jake Boritt who will deliver a special presentation at Lititz Public Library on Thursday August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Boritt will be discussing his film ‘The Gettysburg Story’ which will air … Continue reading

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Tom Berenger & Christina Ricci star in new Civil War film coming to Harrisburg theater June 21

Tom Berenger is well known to most Cannonball readers from his portrayal of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet in the classic Ron Maxwell film Gettysburg. Now, Berenger wears the Union blue in his latest Civil War film which is set … Continue reading

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Young filmmakers seek funding for Civil War movie

Corey Allred, Axel Ahrens, Luke Frazier, and Mark Frazier are four aspiring filmmakers and recent film school graduates who have come together through a shared passion of storytelling. Recent graduates from Sacramento State University with degrees in film production, they … Continue reading

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Win a “Copperhead” poster and book from Ron Maxwell’s new movie

York County, Pennsylvania, sharing a border with the slave state Maryland during the Civil War, was “distinctively northern, but not bitterly anti-southern,” according to business man A. B. Farquhar. Some of the population was accused of being “Copperheads,” a derisive … Continue reading

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New Civil War movie coming out!

Movie Poster for Johnny I grew up in central Ohio in the town of Zanesville, most noted for its unique Y-bridge and as the birthplace of Western author Zane Gray. Not too far away is the city of Newark, Ohio, … Continue reading

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