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.
Did You Know?
This original play includes the scene of Lincoln's assassination, but this was omitted in the telecast. 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
from the 1948 film "Oliver Twist" (uncredited)
Music by Arnold Bax
Played during opening and closing credits of episode "Abraham Lincoln" See more