It is wartime. Fanny is seen conversing with her mother on a porch when Billy, as the "cullud pussen," comes to give the joyful news that her brother, Herbert, is coming home for a brief ... See full summary »

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Don the Horse ...
Don - The Equine Spy
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Herbert Carter - the Confederate Officer
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The Confederate Officer's Sister
Mary Foy ...
Mrs. Carter - the Mother (as Mrs. Foy)
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A Colored Servant
George Paxton ...
The Southern General
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The Union General
Harry Harvey ...
A Union Cavalry Officer
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It is wartime. Fanny is seen conversing with her mother on a porch when Billy, as the "cullud pussen," comes to give the joyful news that her brother, Herbert, is coming home for a brief rest. Fanny, looking sweet sixteen, gets a field-glass and manages to discern her brother. Herbert arrives and embraces his family. Billy the "cullud pussen," indicates that there are Union troops in the neighborhood and is given Herbert's pistol to signal in case of danger. Billy goes into a field to stand guard, notes the approach of Federal troops, makes a tremulous effort to scare them away and finally manages to fire his pistol. The mounted squad in charge of the dashing cavalry officer is searching for a noted Confederate spy and is led to investigate Herbert's house by Billy's signal. They find his horse and capture it as Herbert escapes with his sister to the barn where her horse, the splendid "Don" is stabled. She fires from concealment while her brother saddles this superior mount, holding ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 August 1912 (USA)  »

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The Story of the Equine Spy  »

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