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The working title of this film was The Confederate Story. The picture concludes with the following written statement: "Out of the chaos of brother against brother came a new realization of our common destiny. From the smoke and debris and the sacrifice, a new meaning of unity was forged for the United States of America, one nation indivisible, now and forever." The King Bros. borrowed James Craig from M-G-M for the production. According to October 1950 Hollywood Reporter news items, location shooting was to take place in northern California and Georgia. Although Morris Ankrum is listed in Hollywood Reporter production charts, he was not identified in the viewed print.