On Sunday, March 8th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host historian, writer, and filmmaker Robert Lee Hodge, who will present “Thinking in Pictures and Sound: Making Civil War Films.”
Hodge has a wide range of experience working in the national media in the area of Civil War history and research. He has appeared in dramas such as ABC’s North and South, and TNT’S Gettysburg and Andersonville. Hodge has worked at the National Archives and Library of Congress as a researcher for nationally known Civil War experts and was the principal researcher for the Time-Life series Voices of the Civil War and The Illustrated History of the Civil War. More recently he has been featured on the National Geographic Channel and Time magazine.
Hodge has been a student Civil War since age four and over the years has appeared on productions such as the NBC Late, Late Show and National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. He has written for the Nashville Tennessean, The Washington Post, and the magazines America’s Civil War and North and South.
An active preservationist, Hodge has organized battlefield preservation fundraisers that have garnered over $140,000 for the purchase of endangered battlefield lands, including Franklin. He serves on the board of directors of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust which has saved over 1,000 acres of Virginia battlefields. His Emmy award-winning documentary of the Battle of Franklin was shown during the Franklin Sesquicentennial in 2014