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Michael has dedicated his studies to the histories of Major League Baseball, the Civil War, and the Founding Fathers. He has published multiple books, as well as hundreds of essays for Baseball-Almanac, The Free Lance-Star, Mort Kunstler Enterprises, Civil War Historian magazine, and Patriots of the American Revolution. Michael also hosts a popular Internet show titled "The Naked Historian." An experienced tour guide, speaker and radio guest, Michael is vice chairman of the National Civil War Life Foundation and the founder of The Jefferson Project. Visit his website @

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Megan Hicks lives in a quiet Fredericksburg neighborhood that was once a Civil War battleground.  A former librarian. she now travels throughout the U.S. and internationally as a storyteller to audiences ranging from senior adults to small children.  She experiences daily the power of Story to give the lessons of history a human heartbeat.  Her one-woman show "What Was Civil About that War..." recounts the First Battle of Fredericksburg and Richard Kirkland's heroic act of compassion.  For her independently produced recording of the same title, Megan was awarded a Parent's Choice medal and was named a finalist for the 2005 Audie Awards, the audio book publishing industry's highest honor. Visit her site @



An avid historian, John is a native of Northern Virginia with a life long interest in the American Civil War. Since moving to Spotsylvania County in 1999 he has authored numerous articles for local and national publications in addition to his first book. John currently serves as Chairman of the Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields, Director of the Spotsylvania Battlefield Education Association, and was a former Chairman of the Spotsylvania Courthouse Tourism and Special Events Commission. He also served as a historical consultant for the former Federal Hill Foundation. Check out John's new book Images of America: Spotsylvania County (Arcadia Publishing)



Donald C. Pfanz is a popular staff historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. A native of Gettysburg, Pa., Pfanz graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in 1980, then joined the National Park Service. He first served at Petersburg National Battlefield and Fort Sumter National Monument before joining the Park Service in central Virginia. Don has written two books to date: Abraham Lincoln at City Point and Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier's Life and has appeared in multiple Civil War documentaries for the History Channel.



Joseph A. Matheson, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Richmond. He is a South Carolina Confederate Historian and is currently writing a book on the 2nd SC Cavalry for Tom Broadfoot Publishers. He is the past Assistant Director of the Camden (S.C.) Archives & Museum for 10 years and is the Editor of the award winning Joseph B. Kershaw SCV Newsletter, The Long Roll. He lives in Camden, SC, past home of Richard Kirkland, six Confederate Generals, and the famous Civil War diarist Mary Chesnut. He is a reenactor and member of the 2nd SC Infantry of England.



Michael C. (Clint) Ross is aWriter, Producer, Director, and Editor. He is a recent MA graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design in Film and Television. He grew up in Athens, GA, and was a carpenter for nearly 10 years before spending time as a Young Adult minister in his hometown. After a personal and life changing conversation with Ken Wales, the Executive Producer of the film Amazing Grace, Clint pursued an education and career in film.



Young Richard Warren II comes from a very talented family of ten. At the tender age of 9, Richard did a home-school project of a living history presentation. Since he had a love of the Civil War, he decided to do a presentation on a lesser known "hero", Sgt. Richard Kirkland “The Angel of Marye’s Heights.” Richard did such a wonderful portrayal, that he caught the eye of Michael Aubrecht, a Virginia historian and author who introduced him to filmmaker Clint Ross. Richard has had numerous opportunities and occasions to re-enact his presentation and has been invited to perform in additional theatrical presentations since.



Our (tentative) narrator Sean Allen Pratt's resume in film, television, and theater is extremely impressive and he has played many complex and dynamic characters over the course of his career. His credits include on film: Gods and Generals, Tuck Everlasting, Iron Jawed Angels and Ladder 49; on television roles: The District, Homicide and The Wire; and on stage: Oedipus The King and The Game Of Love And Chance. In addition to his acting, Sean holds seminars and workshops for actors looking to break into the biz. Visit his website at:



Songwriter Will White is a Virginia native who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  His family’s roots span the breadth of the South, and his songs reflect that heritage: bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Delta blues, country and gospel, sung and played on 5-string banjo, acoustic and National steel slide guitars.  His song Fredericksburg 1862 is featured in the film. View his video for the song under the Media tab in the Music section.  Visit his website: