June, 1864. During the American Civil War, General David Hunter and his Army of 18,000 Union soldiers are ordered to capture Lynchburg, Virginia. If Hunter can seize this important Southern city, it might cripple the Confederacy permanently,and end the war. Defended only by old men and young boys, Lynchburg must prepare for the worst. Written by
Defending Hearth & Home
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Most of the VMI cadets in the film were portrayed by actual VMI cadets. See more
Cheer Boys Cheer
Traditional English tune
Performed by The Federal City Brass Band/26th North Carolina Regimental Band
Banjo music Performed by Martin Liebschner, Jr. See more