At the breaking out of the Civil War Lieut. Harmon and Lieut. Black are ready to go to the front. Harmon's attentions to Black's fiancée, Helen, lead to words between the two and Harmon challenges Black to a duel. The men meet with pistols and Harmon gets the first shot and misses. Black refuses to fire at his antagonist, and turning away is again shot at by Harmon. He whirls around and shoots at Harmon as he has turned and is running away, wounding him through the shoulder. When the people, aroused by the shots, reach the scene, Harmon insists that he was shot in the back in a cowardly manner by Black, and his statement causes an estrangement between Helen and Black. Wonderful scenes of battle are then shown, in which Black wins fame for heroism, and is entrusted with important missions. Harmon never recovers from the wound and is practically a helpless invalid. A plan is formed by the Confederates to lead the Union army into an ambush by having a spy captured with false papers, and ...
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