Jefferson Davis refuses to permit the enlistment of old Judge Morton in the Confederate Army, and his enthusiasm is slightly wounded. Judge Morton's son, Dick, is not of the same caliber as his father, but is the petted darling of his mother. When Dick calls upon his sweetheart, Betty Reed, he learns that she is very much interested in Jim Cobly, who is dressed in a fine new Confederate uniform. When Jim leaves, Betty and Dick have a quarrel, and, while she confesses that she loves him, she reprimands him severely for his cowardice. Burning under the vitriolic criticism of his sweetheart, Dick musters up courage to enlist, which pleases his old father. He is placed in the company which is in charge of Captain Jim Cobly. It is not long before the men know what actual warfare is, and the Confederate losses are heavy. Judge Morton is appointed a colonel by General Lee with instructions to recruit a regiment, and he takes up his task with enthusiasm. A bomb bursts near Dick and many men ...
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