Film: Civil War Films of the Silent Era
Three Civil War films by legendary producer Thomas Ince, made nearly 50 years after the conflict's end, offer a unique look at the ravages of bloodshed. The Drummer of the Eighth (1913) focuses on a young boy who follows his brother into the Union Army. The Coward (1915) follows a young man as he confronts his fear of battle. Granddad (1913) chronicles the relationship between a Civil War veteran and his granddaughter.