At the outbreak of the Civil War Colonel Dabney is given command of a regiment of Georgia Infantry. He leaves his home and his two daughters. Virginia and Georgiana, in charge of his old ... See full summary »
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Charles M. Seay
Trixie Dinsmore
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At the outbreak of the Civil War Colonel Dabney is given command of a regiment of Georgia Infantry. He leaves his home and his two daughters. Virginia and Georgiana, in charge of his old majordomo, Uncle Wash, and starts for the front. A year later he is killed in action and his body brought home and buried in the little family burying ground. The action of the war sweeps southward, and Virginia and her young sister find themselves deserted by all their slaves and servants except faithful old Wash. A foraging party of Union soldiers, very much the worse for liquor, appear and demand entrance, Uncle Wash bravely resists them, but they brutally overpower him, and using him as a battering ram, burst in the door. Then ensues a scene of looting in which the soldiers appropriate everything of value. One of them starts to seize Virginia, and poor old Wash in trying to rescue his mistress is roughly thrown to the floor, but Georgiana, seeing Virginia's peril, shoots down her assailant. This ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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african american | civil war | See All (2) »

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26 May 1911 (USA)  »

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It will be acceptable
1 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a war story in part like "Shenandoah." There are some fine scenes in it. The one where the Union soldiers first appear and crowd on the porch is very good. The drinking scene in the hall immediately after and the attack on the girls when the heroine shoots two of them and the captain enters with his men and saves the girls is theatrical. The captain's acting, except in the fainting scene, is convincing, that of the girls is even better; and the darkies are fine. It is good to see again that letter that the captain's mother put in the "housewife" she gave him, which said "the needle is mightier than the sword." This story is not so important as some that the Edison Company has put out, but it will be acceptable. - The Moving Picture World, June 10, 1911


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