Jack Haskins and Jim Darrow are rivals for the hand of Bess Kemp. Haskins is the favored suitor, whereat Darrow is furious. Fort Sumter is fired upon and there is a call for volunteers. A ... See full summary »

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Jack Haskins and Jim Darrow are rivals for the hand of Bess Kemp. Haskins is the favored suitor, whereat Darrow is furious. Fort Sumter is fired upon and there is a call for volunteers. A company is formed and Jack Haskins is made captain. Dave, the brother of Bess, has enlisted as a drummer boy. Jim Darrow applies and is duly made a member of the company. The scene reverts to the front with Jack and a small body of men fighting desperately to hold an outpost against the onslaught of the enemy. Jim Darrow is dispatched with an order for reinforcements. At a lonely spot on the road, he reads the note and conceives a plot to humiliate Jack. He forges a dispatch ordering Jack to retreat. Jack does so, with little Dave by his side. A shell explodes near them and the arm of Jack is torn off and Dave receives a mortal wound. Jack is in the act of placing the order in his pocket when he is struck by the missile, but it drops to the ground. The boy staggers towards him and, in a dazed ... Written by Moving Picture Weekly

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22 May 1911 (USA)  »

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Contains scenes that rouse the feeling of patriotism
29 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A Memorial Day film, de luxe No. 2 of the Imp Co. with grim war as an introduction and the tenderness of Memorial Day memories as a close. Love and jealousy influence one man to effect a friend's disgrace as a coward. This is done by forging an order to retreat. The bursting of a shell kills the girl's brother, a drummer boy, but before he dies he picks up the forged dispatch and puts it in the pocket of his coat. Twenty years after the girl, still unmarried, get this coat to wave out of the window as the veterans march by. The dispatch is found and the past is made clear. The disgraced captain is found and the past is made clear. The disgrace captain is surprised to hear his old comrades calling for him to march at their head. And the picture closes with Jack and Bess decorating the grave of Dave, as the grizzled veterans are grouped in the background. It is a film that will deeply stir emotions and contains scenes that rouse the feeling of patriotism. No manager will make a mistake in booking this for Memorial Day. - The Moving Picture World, June 3, 1911


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