Union Bound: He Went to War to Free the Slaves but Was Freed by Them

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Union Bound is the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover a Union Soldier who witnessed many incredible moments during the terrible carnage of the Civil War. Union Bound is a story of honor, integrity, love of country and the belief that all men are equal. Based on the actual diaries of Union soldier Joseph Hoover. This is the story of how Captain Hover came to join the Union army only to become captured during the Battle of the Wilderness and taken to the dreaded Andersonville prison in Georgia where he was held for four long months before being transferred to the Florence Stockade in South Carolina. Shortly after arriving to Florence, Joseph escaped and was helped by the very slaves they fought to free as they helped him travel the Underground Railroad back to his company in the north.

A companion book to the popular dramatic film by the same name, Union Bound delves into matters of integrity, honor, and redemption. In a time of racial division like the country hasn t seen in sixty years and weak leaders who are willing to compromise the principles and values the nation was founded on in order to appease an enemy hell-bent on killing anyone who disagrees with them, Union Bound is a powerful story of one man who understood what slavery is all about and who risked everything to do the right thing, to save his country, to free slaves. It is a story of compassion, resolve, and unity against a common evil. It is a story of our past to encourage us to be resolute today.

After the war he went back to his farm in upstate New York and worked as a cabinet maker. He went on to live to be eighty-four years old.

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Michael Davis is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and founder and CEO of Uptone Pictures. Davis has been developing television shows, nationally syndicated radio shows, docudramas, and direct-to-home movies for twenty years. He consistently strives to put imagination in motion, to produce quality content that motivates, inspires, and entertains audiences. He has a BA in communication arts and literature from Cedarville University. He lives in Raleigh NC with his wife Wendi and his two kids William and Isabella.

William R. Walters is a retired police officer and forensic investigator and a Civil War enthusiast. Walters consults on forensic matters including police and forensic procedures on TV and Movie sets. A lover of horses, Walters lives in the country with his wife, Wilma.

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Funny how familiar I am with your film. Truly a remarkable and inspiring story that is so often misrepresented and intentionally over looked, when discussing the history of slavery in our nation class rooms and media platforms. It reminds us of the spiritual bonds that existed between slaves and free men, that made it possible to overcome and defeat the reprehensible sinful system. It is a blessing for all mankind to be reminded that human character when extricably tied to God, ultimately eradicate and destroy the vestiges of hate and greed that cripples us from reaching our higher purpose. --Read Armstrong Williams, author of the brand new book Reawakening Virtues, content on RightSideWire.com

I had a chance to watch Union Bound while we were snow bound after the blizzard that passed through recently. At a telling moment early in the movie the matriarch of a Southern plantation appeared to offer gracious hospitality to two Union soldiers on the run after escaping from a Southern prisoner of war camp. During dinner she asked the men what they thought the war was about. One of them answered that both sides fought for what they believed in. It turned out to be an ironic moment, and not just because the hospitality of the hostess was a prelude to betraying the escapees to the local authorities. For it seemed that one of the union soldiers fought with little or no commitment to the cause that he was fighting for, and the other, inspired by the cause, fought with little understanding of the human condition of the people whose slavery or freedom was supposed to be at stake in the war. The film is a matter of fact account of the human waypoints that marked the soldiers odyssey through Southern territory back to Union lines. Though the casual brutality involved in slavery was poignantly illustrated along the way, the film never loses sight of the preserved humanity of the enslaved, and even of their enslavers, seen through the eyes of the enslaved. On account of that humanity, the soldier who had no cause to fight discovers in himself a reason to rejoin the fight he was once sorely tempted to flee. And the soldier who thought he fought for a belief was finally able to see, in spirit, flesh and blood, the people whose lives illustrated the moral reality that proved the good faith in which that belief was grounded. In the end both soldiers kept faith with the oath that bound them in the service of the Union cause, but they did so with the commitment of their hearts discovered or renewed. There is a stark quality to the presentation of their story in this film that calls viewers to focus more on the simple humanity of the people than on any message the movie purports to deliver. But that message comes through all the more clearly because of this. It is a message full of respect for the great virtues cloaked beneath the all-too-human guise of ordinary folks caught up in extraordinary events. But above all it leaves us with the sense that those events were precisely about God s great intention for ordinary human beings, His careful provision for the conscience that puts moral dignity within the reach of all, even in a world that deems some people to be nothing more than chattel, or the fodder of war. Like the old American Westerns at their best, this film invites viewers to ponder profound themes of responsibility, choice, and above all justice, but it does so by letting the people it portrays be and speak for themselves, without pretension. Thus it allows us to realize what, in our purblind era, we tend to forget- the lessons of America s Civil War were not all about race, racism and oppression. They were all about the humanity, conscience and decency that are supposed, and still may someday come to be, the meaning of the Union that somehow came through that conflict still here to be preserved. --Alan Keyes

UNIONBOUND deals with faith, race, and American history in an honest and compelling fashion. With so many movies exploiting racial tensions and rewriting history, it s encouraging to see one that goes against the liberal Hollywood trend and gets it right. I enjoyed this movie! --Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, talk show host, Founder and President of BOND, and author of The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood

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