Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate Sympathizer, has been sentenced to hang for his attempt at the destruction of the Owl Creek Bridge
Farquhar's noose broke and he fell into the river below. The Union Lieutenant instructs his men to fire as Farquhar swims avoiding the fire and hoping to make it to safety.
The Union soldiers gave chase to Farquhar as he stumbled through the woods. He wanted to make it home to say a final goodbye to his wife...
I love you. I'll write once I'm in Canada and I know it's safe.
Farquhar said his goodbyes and informed his wife of his plan to escape to Canada. Little did he know the trails he would take led to the freedom of those he was trying to undermine...
Farquhar encountered members of the Underground Railroad who were suspicious as to why he was fleeing north. Eventually he cracked and told them the truth. They told them the horrors they suffered as slaves. After conversation he told them he regretted sympathizing with the Confederate cause.
Why are you fleeing north in these woods? Are you with the railroad?
Respecting his desire for redemption an Abolitionist by the name of Frederick Douglass helped Farquhar clear his name. He stayed in Boston where he helped former slaves after the war settle into a life of freedom. The End.