Just in time for Black History Month comes the announcement of the provocative award-winning Civil War film, “Union Bound.” The movie, which will soon hit theaters nationwide, is distributed by Hannover House/Medallion Releasing/Universal. Starring Sean Stone as Union Army Sergeant Joseph Hoover — an unlikely survivor of the Underground Railroad — the film is based on his actual diaries that until recently have only been in the hands of his descendants.
Sean Stone (son of famed director Oliver Stone) plays real life soldier Joseph Hoover, who receives the help of freed slaves on his journey back to the Union Army in this story based on his own diaries. Directed by Harvey Lowry, “Union Bound” co-stars Randy Wayne (“To Save a Life,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Beginning”), Issac C. Singleton (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Curse of the Black Pearl”), Christian Fortune (“New Years Eve”) and Drew Seeley (“High School Musical”). Cactus Moser (“Wynonna & the Big Noise”) recorded the theme song and makes an appearance as a wounded soldier.
“Union Bound” is Joseph Hoover’s amazing true story of his life as a Union Soldier who witnessed many incredible moments during the terrible carnage of the Civil War. His two diaries, which survive today, recount his capture, during the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness, and internment at the notorious Camp Andersonville. After four months, Hoover was transferred to a camp in Florence, South Carolina, where together with a friend he escaped and was aided to freedom by slaves through what became known as the Underground Railroad. Joseph was later wounded in battle but survived to return after the war to his farm in upstate New York where he worked as a cabinet maker. Joseph Hoover went on to live to be 84 years old.
“Union Bound,” the companion book to the film (WND Books, ISBN: 9781944229252, Paperback, $16.95, 5.5 x 8.25, 272 pages) will be in stores on May 2, 2016 and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com by clicking here.
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