Haywood, a suitor for the hand of Elida Rumsey, is severely reprimanded by her for not enlisting when President Lincoln calls for volunteers. Being deeply interested in the cause, Elida ... See full summary »

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Elida Rumsey
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Fowle - a Mission Worker
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Haywood - Elida's Suitor
Ned Finley
Josie Sadler
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Haywood, a suitor for the hand of Elida Rumsey, is severely reprimanded by her for not enlisting when President Lincoln calls for volunteers. Being deeply interested in the cause, Elida goes and helps Mrs. Pomeroy minister to sick and wounded soldiers. She becomes a favorite with the men, for she frequently sings to them. This attracts the attention of Lincoln, and he introduces her to M. Fowle, a mission worker, who has become a little discouraged by the soldiers' lack of response to his efforts. Elida's singing awakens the dormant spark of manhood, and more men enlist. In order to stir patriotism, President Lincoln requests Elida to sing at a concert. Haywood comes and is induced to enlist, which pleases Elida so much that Fowle, who has grown to love her, thinks that he is her lover. He keeps his love for her in silence. Sometime later Elida and Fowle are ordered to the front, where there has been an enormous carnage. Elida finds Haywood seriously wounded, after leading a gallant ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 July 1913 (USA)  »

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It needs good, stirring music to help it out
24 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A patriotic offering founded on the story of Mrs. John Fowle, who did good service during the Civil War by singing to the wounded soldiers. It is shown that her sweet singing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," at a concert in Washington is also instrumental in persuading many to enlist. The story lacks dramatic quality, but it gives a well utilized chance of making thrilling, emotional scenes and the offering, as a whole, will be warmly received at this time, when war anniversaries are stirring old memories. It is a commendable picture, but it needs good, stirring music to help it out. Anita Stewart plays the singer and Ralph Ince appears again in his notable role as Abraham Lincoln, and surely he makes a picture of him that will be very popular; he does excellent work. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, July 19, 1913


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