Robert Vigron is an old veteran of the Civil War. He is broken in health and lives in abject poverty. Vigron has repeatedly applied for a pension, but in each case the Government has refused to grant his petition, stating that his war record shows that he was, or is believed to have been, instrumental in the escape of a notorious Confederate spy. Congressman Howan and his daughter, Alice, visit near the homestead of the old veteran and the latter, with inborn gallantry and despite his age, risks his life in the rescue of the girl from a perilous situation. Alice, in gratitude, visits the old man, shows herself interested in his circumstances and induces him to tell her of his life and the reason why he is so destitute and neglected by the government whom he has served on the field of honor. It is then that the veteran tells his story. We see two staunch friends become estranged when war is declared. Later, for old time's sake, Vigron is liberated by Edwin Worth when his execution has ...
Moving Picture World synopsis