It is war time and before the brave Northern Captain Robert Evans goes away he bids adieu to his sweetheart, Edith Hobson. As victory after victory attends the Northerners, despair grows in the South. Lieutenant Hobson, Edith's brother, who is, of course, fighting on the Confederate side, is a fugitive from Grant's men. After many desperate wanderings and adventures, he takes refuge in his own home. Thither come Captain Evans and his men in search of the fugitive. He is admitted to the room where the wounded man lies. Instantly he realizes the gravity of the problem. Shall he arrest the wounded brother of his fiancée, shall he not? He decides on the latter course and returning to his men, he tells them that the man whom they were pursuing was not in the house. So the poor, hunted wretch escapes, presumably to recover and to interpose no barrier to the marriage of the victorious Northerner and his sister, Edith.
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