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Love and Valor: The Intimate Civil War Letters (2009)

88 min | Documentary

Love story between a man and a woman during the American Civil War, told through actual letters. Ritner, a Union captain from Iowa, was a teacher, farmer and abolitionist before the war. He was devoted to Emeline, and this story tells of ...See moreLove story between a man and a woman during the American Civil War, told through actual letters. Ritner, a Union captain from Iowa, was a teacher, farmer and abolitionist before the war. He was devoted to Emeline, and this story tells of his patriotism, loneliness, anguish at the death of loved ones, and slavery. Em raised four small children, managed the family farm and dealt with other women in town. Jacob witnessing death of family and friends, participating in a great adventure, seeing new lands, changing views on the South. Jacob and Emeline's great great grandson, Charles Larimer, also reveals how he found the letters between his parents, and finds the actual graves of the people mentioned in the letters. Written by Charles F. Larimer See less
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Jenny Stolte Dewes (as Jenny Stolte)
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Brian Dennehy
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Rom Barkhordar
Jacob Ritner (voice) Jacob Ritner (voice)   See fewer
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Patti Voglino
Emeline Ritner (voice) Emeline Ritner (voice)   See fewer
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Brian Pittman
Jacob Ritner Jacob Ritner   See fewer
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Ann Cejka
Emeline Ritner Emeline Ritner   See fewer
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Charles F. Larimer
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Billie Beach Jr.
Old Mr. Hill Old Mr. Hill   See fewer
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Donna Daniels
Mrs. Barnett Mrs. Barnett   See fewer
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Maxwell Daniels
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln   See fewer
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Lisa Dousharm
Mrs. Morley Mrs. Morley   See fewer
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Bill Klopfenstein
Old Man Arthur Old Man Arthur   See fewer
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Carol Klopfenstein
Grieving Woman Grieving Woman   See fewer
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Heidi Klopfenstein
Young Woman Young Woman   See fewer
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Jerry Kowalski
General Grederick Steele General Grederick Steele   See fewer
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Bill Teshner
General Sherman General Sherman   See fewer
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Larry Werline
General Grant General Grant   See fewer
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Paul W. Wood
General Lee General Lee   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 6 votes