Col. Payson, of the Confederate Cavalry, hails a troop of passing Federal soldiers, mistaking it for Confederates, and is shot by one of them. He is brought into his house, where his son ... See full summary »

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Maurice Payson
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Charles Kent
Van Dyke Brooke
Anne Schaefer
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Kate Price
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Col. Payson, of the Confederate Cavalry, hails a troop of passing Federal soldiers, mistaking it for Confederates, and is shot by one of them. He is brought into his house, where his son Maurice, swears that he will avenge his father's death. Lieutenant Ford, in command of the Northern cavalry, pays a visit to Payson's home and is deeply impressed by the beauty of Margaret. The death of her father and the enlisting of her brother, have so affected her that she is on the verge of death. Her brother, while trying to get past the Union lines is shot and brought home. Margaret, to save her brother from the death she knows is due him, cuts her hair, and when Lieut. Ford arrives, is taken captive in place of him. She is just on the point of being shot, when Ford reaches the spot and stops the shooting. He commends the young girl for her bravery, and expresses his willingness to be under her command for the rest of his life. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 August 1911 (USA)  »

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It seems to be a warning against war
6 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This film is somewhat complicated and it is difficult to tell whether it is all tending. It seems to be a warning against war, showing some of its horrors in shooting and counter shooting. A girl's attempted sacrifice stands out very clearly and her willingness to be shot in place of her brother represents a high type of self-sacrifice. But she is spared by a Union officer, who expresses a desire to make her his wife. The reviewer confesses that he was not able to follow the narrative very well through it, but the devotion of the girl for her brother was a good bit of work. - The Moving Picture World, September 9, 1911


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