In this short documentary, Fort Grey – Mount Misery 1861, which earned a citation from the Anne Arundel County Executive, Charles Germain and his team, bring to life a long-forgotten event of the Civil War. With interviews from scholars interwoven with reenactments based on letters and articles found in the Maryland archives, this doc tells the story of the occupation of Annapolis, Maryland by the New York 8th Regiment in 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War. The video documents both the anger of the Annapolitans under the occupation by what they perceive as a foreign army and the surprise of a New York soldier, who feels as if he is in a foreign country in his own nation. As the result of the film, a commemorative sign will be placed on Mount Misery in 2024, with attendance of representatives of the New York 8 th Regiment. Watch the film here.
This work is part of the Living History video series produced for the Magothy River Association, partly funded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Charles Germain and his team have found in the county a trove of stories they hope will educate the public and help preserve historic sites and landmarks.