Reconstruction
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Midway, Georgia

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Union troops led by General William Tecumseh Sherman ransacked Midway, 32 miles south of Savannah, during their destructive march through Georgia.

Two sequences involving freed slaves were shot in Midway: negotiations between plantation owner Fan Butler and her former slaves, and a community meeting with Freedmen's Bureau head O. O. Howard.

We shot a scene about how people were promised land that was then taken away from them. We ended up getting people from the community  -- and they got it immediately. They were supposed to act in a certain way and they felt it in their bones. It's a history that's very much alive with them. --  Patricia Garcia-Rios, co-producer
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