Heidelberg University anthropology professor David Bush, who has spent more than two decades conducting archaeological and historical research into the Civil War prison at Johnson's Island, will be one of the featured experts in a documentary due for release this week.
"Rebels on Lake Erie - A Pirate, a Prison, a Plot" is a story of intrigue, conspiracy and adventure based on the real-life story of John Yates Beall, who became a "pirate" in his attempt to liberate the Confederate prisoner-of-war depot on Johnson's Island in 1864.
The documentary was written, directed and produced by Kathleen Endres of The University of Akron under a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
A film premier is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Way Library in Perrysburg. Following the showing, Bush and Endres will be on hand to offer interpretation and discussion.
"Rebels on Lake Erie" is to air at 8 p.m Thursday on WGTE.