George Hazard and Orry Main are for two opposite sides of a Civil War, that has just started. But for twenty years they have been the best friends ever (see: "North and South" (1985) (mini)). So, when they get in trouble, they can still count on each other. While, the men are fighting, women must take care of their houses. But not all the people are good and honest. Elkanah Bent, a big enemy of George and Orry, with help from Orry's sister; Ashton, smuggle precious goods from Europe. George's brother and sister-in-law want to become rich from the war. Times get harder and harder. Will the war ever end? What influence is it going to make on the Hazards, the Mains and the nation? Written by
Did You Know?
The battle scenes were filmed using hundreds of Civil War reenactors who were paid as extras but who supplied their own uniforms, muskets, etc. The first large battle scene shot (Manassas/Bull Run) was such a spectacle that word went back to Hollywood and the later battle filmings were visited by some of the principle actresses, including Kirstie Alley and Terri Garber, who posed for photos with the reenactors. See more
As Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee disagree over the Confederacy's next military move, and Davis cites Fort Sumter, a boom mic is clearly visible reflected in the large mirror at the back of the room. See more
Ashton Main Huntoon
[at a party given by the president of the Confederacy
Oh, to HELL with your conviction! You probably ended your political career just now! Well that is if you ever really had one!