While headed home a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Confederate Sergeant
Lavinia Godwin
Charlie Constable
David Garcia ...
Union Lieutenant
Jud Godwin (as Warren Kemmerling)
Austin Green ...


In April 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, a Confederate Sergeant with other wounded Union and Confederate soldiers, stops to ask the Lavinia Godwin for some water. He asks to rest for a while and they talk about the damages of war as she now lives in her destroyed mansion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in April 1865, at the end of the American Civil War. See more »


Contrary to what some people seem to have heard, Abraham Lincoln did not say, "I'm the last casualty of the Civil War." He said, "I guess you might say I'm the last casualty of the Civil War." He was speaking figuratively, not literally. He was implying not that he thought himself the last casualty, but that other folks might refer to him as the "last casualty," because of the shocking effect his assassination had on the general populace of the United States as the war was winding down, and the traumatic effect his murder had on those who held him in high regard for keeping the union together in spite of the divisive war. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: This road is the afterwards of the Civil War. It began at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, and ended at a place called Appomattox. It's littered with the residue of broken battles and shattered dreams.
[a Confederate soldier passing by a plantation house stops and has a conversation with the recently widowed owner sitting on the front porch]
Narrator: [narration continues] In just a moment, you will enter a strange province that knows neither North nor South, a place we call - The Twilight ...
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29 January 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Like all cult TV shows, there is a group of people who love The Twilight Zone so much that they rate practically every episode like they are the greatest shows EVER. While several of them are indeed wonderful classics, the truth is for every great episode, there were several that were mediocre and at least one that stank. However, like die-hard Trekkies, these Zone lovers insist that all of them are gold. In fact, this is what initially got me to review some individual episodes of a couple cult series instead of the movies I usually watch.

While this isn't the worst episode ever made nor is it among the very worst, it is poor by any reasonable standard. A widow watches a long procession of Civil War soldiers going past her home. In the end, a very unexpected twist is revealed and there isn't a whole lot of excitement or suspense here.

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