The story opens with auntie telling her niece, who is about to marry, why she has never become a wife, and here the picture fades to a young girl in her teens who has fallen in love with a West Point Cadet prior to the opening of the war. News of the beginning of war is received, the girl goes south and the young man is appointed captain of a cavalry of the north. The girl's father joins the southern troops as a colonel and under orders from Robert E. Lee, he attempts to carry a message to Stonewall Jackson, on which the fate of Richmond depends. In crossing the lines he is attacked and chased by the Union troops, but eventually reaches his home, where he proceeds to defend himself. Firing through a hole in the door, they defend themselves from being captured. At the critical moment, the young Unionist Captain, with whom the daughter is in love, arrives upon the scene and here occurs that strong dramatic situation in which the girl is forced to choose between her loyalty to her ...
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