General Murray and his wife and daughter were staunch southerners, but his son Charles was a captain in the Northern Army. Neither his mother's and sister Ruth's tears and entreaties or his... See full summary »

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George Larkin
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General Murray and his wife and daughter were staunch southerners, but his son Charles was a captain in the Northern Army. Neither his mother's and sister Ruth's tears and entreaties or his father's arguments could persuade him to fight against the Union. The general is advised of the commencement of hostilities and requested to send a trustworthy girl to act as spy by his friend commanding the Tennessee Army. Ruth, seeing the letter, volunteers to undertake the hazardous job and she appears in the Norther camp disguised as a poor vendor of cakes. Her disguise is easily penetrated by her brother and he endeavors to persuade her to return home. Unobserved, however, she steals some important plans belonging to General Newhall and glides off, but the theft is soon discovered and she is captured before getting away, and the plans being found on her person she is condemned at the drum-head court martial. When imprisoned, with the connivance of a sentry, she changes clothes with the brother... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 August 1910 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Barrel Jumper (1910). See more »

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