The scene of this story is told on n plantation of a wealthy Southerner in Virginia, Frank Langdon, a young Southerner, is in love with Virginia Randolph, while his brother Bob, is infatuated with Virginia's sister. War is declared between the North and South, and while Bob and his father are faithful to the South, Frank declares he will fight for the North. Branded a traitor by Virginia, Frank joins the Northern army. Later, made a Lieutenant, he meets his brother on the battlefield, saves the latter's life, but pursues him with a squad of foot soldiers to the old Southern home, near which the engagement took place. Virginia hides Bob and when Frank enters she begs him to spare the younger brother. Frank finally consents to do so, but under the impression that Virginia loves Bob, writes his former sweetheart a note in which he expresses his hope that she and Bob will be happy together. Not until after the war, when Frank returns, does he learn that Virginia has always loved him, ...
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