The story of court-martialed Union soldier William Scott, who is slated for execution for sleeping on duty after he was sent for by Abraham Lincoln.
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The final scene of the telecast is almost completely rewritten from the original play. See more
The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all the U.S. slaves, just those in the states that had seceded and joined the Confederacy. The slaves in the so-called "border states" (which had had slavery before the war but had not seceded) remained in bondage until passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. See more
Version of Abraham Lincoln
Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov See more