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Noted silent film mogul Thomas Ince made his directorial debut in this epic, silent Civil War drama (Charles Giblyn co-directed). Though there is a love story in the film, most of the scenes depict the terrible, bloody hand-to-hand battles. The Gettysburg conflict lasted three days and in the end, a horrifying scene of the carnage in the moonlight tells all. As with many Ince films to come, he used a carefully pre-planned scenario to create his realistically detailed scenes. To plan scenes ahead was unheard of in that era, but eventually, all filmmakers began using the technique. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi