This somewhat obscure little gem is a real must-see for any Civil War buff, but especially those from Michigan. The scene not to be missed (and I promise there is no spoiler alert warranted but, perhaps, a tear-jerker alert) is when the main character, private James Rabb of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, gets separated from his unit behind enemy lines. When some Virginia Unionists ask him where he's from, he tells them, "I come from Michigan ... a long ways away from here." When he's asked to tell them about his home, Rabb says, "I can't expect I'd rather live anywhere else," and tries to describe what Michigan is like but ... just can't quite get the all the words out before he breaks down and cries. Uggggggghhh, too much for my heart to take!!!
Check out the trailer below, which really doesn't do the film justice. Do yourself a favor and spend the whopping $2 plus shipping it will cost to order the DVD from Amazon.com and watch the whole movie.
Be prepared to offer up just the tiniest suspension of disbelief here and there with this one but, trust me, it's well worth it. And have the tissues handy!!!