By a Woman's Wit (1911)
Short, Drama · 5 April 1911
Captain Jasper, a Union officer, is sent on a secret service mission to the Confederate headquarters. Safe through the lines Captain Jasper, disguised as a Commissary Supply Agent, meets old friends who are Northern sympathizers. Visiting Confederate headquarters, information is supplied him by an ally. Suspicion is eventually aroused against the Captain and he is arrested. Pamela, a Southern girl with Northern sympathies, decides to aid the Captain's escape. She bakes a loaf of bread with a hook and cord buried therein. Taking the bread with other delicacies to the Captain's prison she is allowed to present it to him. Being advised of the contents of the loaf of bread the Captain that night gets to the roof of his prison, lowers himself to the ground and quickly makes his escape. A month later Pamela receives a letter from the Captain saying, "I am back with my regiment, thanks to you. An opportunity to send this letter through the lines emboldens me also to enclose a ring. Will you wear it, and when the war ends I will come for my bride."
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Director(s): Sidney Olcott
Cast: J.J. Clark, Alice Hollister, J.P. McGowan
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