This is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master’s plantation, join the Union Army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle, that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war.
Director: Edward T. McDougal
Writers: Florence Biros (novel), Edward T. McDougal (screenplay)
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Benjamin Gardner, Frank Kasy