The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Passersby 

While headed home, a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War.


Elliot Silverstein


Rod Serling, Rod Serling (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
James Gregory ... Confederate Sergeant
Joanne Linville ... Lavinia Godwin
Rex Holman ... Charlie Constable
David Garcia David Garcia ... Union Lieutenant
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Jud Godwin (as Warren Kemmerling)
Austin Green Austin Green ... President Abraham Lincoln


In April 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, a Confederate Sergeant with other wounded Union and Confederate soldiers, stops to ask the Lavinia Godwin for some water. He asks to rest for a while and they talk about the damages of war as she now lives in her destroyed mansion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Austin Green previously played President Abraham Lincoln in Medic: Black Friday (1955). See more »


Contrary to what some people seem to have heard, Abraham Lincoln did not say, "I'm the last casualty of the Civil War." He said, "I guess you might say I'm the last casualty of the Civil War." He was speaking figuratively, not literally. He was implying not that he thought himself the last casualty, but that other folks might refer to him as the "last casualty," because of the shocking effect his assassination had on the general populace of the United States as the war was winding down, and the traumatic effect his murder had on those who held him in high regard for keeping the union together in spite of the divisive war. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: Incident on a dirt road during the month of April, the year 1865. As we've already pointed out, it's a road that won't be found on a map, but it's one of many that lead in and out of the Twilight Zone.
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Star Trek connections
5 May 2008 | by Woody739See all my reviews

It is also interesting that author planktonrules tries to compare Twilight Zone to Star Trek. OK, not the shows really, but the fans. While I'm sure that there are plenty of Twilight Zone fans, it comes no where near the number of Star Trek fans.

It is also interesting to note how he uses Star Trek in his comparison, as three of the main actors in this fine episode, went on to perform in Star Trek episodes and a Star Trek movie.

James Gregory appeared in Star Trek's "Dagger of the Mind", while Rex Holman (Charlie near the beginning) appeared in "Spectre of the Gun" as Morgan Earp and in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier". And Joanne Linville played the famous female Romulan Commander who tries unsuccessfully to seduce Spock, in the episode "The Enterprise Incident".

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