I first saw the movie on HBO, on Demand. I wanted a copy of the movie, and found it on Wal-mart online, for around $8.76...free shipping to the store, nearest me. It is a true story, about jayhawkers, bushwhackers, who lived in the Missouri, Kansas, and other areas around the mid-west. Some of these states did send soldiers to the battlefronts, but some stayed home and fought on the home front. You were either a supporter for the Union, or Confederate. But, it was more dangerous to be in the middle, and not affiliated with either side. The Yankees would kill the men in the areas, and leave the women and children alive. The Yankees would burn down the houses, businesses, barns of the Confederates. This brought the Jayhawkers, and Bushwhackers out and they killed the Yankees not sparing any, either. If the Yankees found out you were in the Jayhawkers/Bushwhackers/Confederates, they would hunt down where you lived and kill all the men in the household, leaving the girls, and women alive...killing the sons, and fathers. It was all merciless...but was a part of the Civil War. You felt for the Confederate side more...as they seem to suffer the most from the Union Calvary. I hardily recommend this dvd, for historical purposes. It does have some language, which you might not want the children to hear...but nothing seems to be pure anymore. When I was a police officer for 33 years, I heard it all...about any type of curse words you could hear...and worse !!!
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