The Southern army endeavors to carry out carefully planned maneuvers and meets with crashing defeat each time, showing that the enemy has had advance information of the movements. The spy, ... See full summary »

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The Southern army endeavors to carry out carefully planned maneuvers and meets with crashing defeat each time, showing that the enemy has had advance information of the movements. The spy, securing the information is Lieut. Lamar, who is on the staff of the Southern provost marshal. A Confederate secret service man comes upon the ground and tries to discover who the traitor is. Lamar has won the love of Virginia, the provost marshal's daughter, and is not suspected. The messenger whom he has been using is caught and is sentenced to be shot as a spy, and asks for a priest. An officer puts on a priest's cassock and goes to the doomed man, hoping to secure a confession. The bogus priest is discovered, however, and the spy suddenly leaps upon him and throttles him and, hastily donning the priest's disguise, makes his escape. Virginia innocently writes a note to Lamar telling him of the plan and he is panic-stricken, thinking he will be found out. He rushes to Virginia and believing she ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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