2015 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Screening and Discussion of Civil War Film October 10
Press Release · Monday, June 27, 1864

Washington, DC

Washington, DC premiere of Kennesaw: One Last Mountain

Washington, DC…On Friday, October 10, at noon, the National Archives presents a special screening and discussion of Kennesaw: One Last Mountain. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

A discussion with Executive Producer Adam Eisenberg and Anthony Winegar, Chief Ranger at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, will follow the screening. Presented in partnership with the National Park Service.

In the predawn hours of June 27, 1864, Union officers received an order from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to assault Confederate forces entrenched along the Kennesaw Mountain line, anchored by an imposing precipice known as the "Gibraltar of Georgia." Sherman's mission: capture Atlanta, a critical Confederate rail center and industrial hub. The film Kennesaw: One Last Mountain (2013; 35 minutes) brings this dramatic Civil War story to life.

Adam Eisenberg is a documentary filmmaker who has a lifelong passion for telling stories in the genres of science, culture, history and nature. He is currently a Producer/Director of interpretive films and multimedia projects at The Harpers Ferry Design Center for the National Park Service. His recent productions include video shorts on invasive species for The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, biographies on Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, and signature films for the newly renovated White House Visitor Center and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Previously, he directed and produced hundreds of hours of non-fiction programming for National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery ID, Travel Channel, PBS and other networks.

Anthony Winegaris the Chief Ranger at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Georgia. His love of the American Civil War began at an early age and drove him to volunteer as a Civil War living history buff at state and National parks throughout the country. His love of history eventually drove him to obtain a college degree in American History with a minor in English. Upon graduation he became a law enforcement ranger with the National Park Service at Kennesaw Mountain and has remained there for the past 15 years. In 2011, he was promoted to Chief Ranger and now supervises interpretation, law enforcement, natural resources, cultural resources, volunteers-in-parks, and Special Use Permits.

The National Archives Museum is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily. Free admission. Additional information on exhibits and programs at the National Archives Museum can be found online.

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