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Edith Eldridge, daughter of Colonel Eldridge, disguises herself as a boy to enlist with her two brothers in the Confederate array. Her identity is discovered and she is rejected. Federal raiders ransack and burn the Eldridge home, and kill Edith's father. Enos and Mammy, faithful slaves, save Edith's life. To avenge the murder, Edith turns spy for the Confederates. With Enos she goes through the swamps to the headquarters of General Johnson. The general pleads with her to give up her perilous undertaking, but she insists. Entering the Union lines, she arrives alone near the quarters of Lieut. Phillips. She feigns illness and the officer carries the seemingly prostrate girl to quarter, where she confides her to the wife of an officer. Edith's story is plausible, and she is allowed to remain. Slowly, but surely, Lieut. Phillips is falling in love with her. Enos is captured. Edith aids him to get work around the quarters. She plans to secure the outline map of the Union fortifications, ...