The Free State of Jones

Synopsis: In the Civil War South, a group of Confederate deserters fight to defend their freedom at any cost. When the band captures a Confederate prisoner, tensions mount and the true meaning of their cause is brought into question. Set among the piney woods of Mississippi, this is a glimpse at the untold story of a rebellion within a rebellion, of a war within a war.
Genre: Action, Drama, Short
11 min

officers. Only me. You understand now?

When I tell you to go, move

fast and stay close to me.

All right?

You got a full load?

Half-cock, safe.

Full-cock, fire.

Ain't no different than shootin'

a bird or a deer, Daniel.

No different than that.

All right?


They're shelling us.

Come on. Move.

Right this way.

Stay low. Low.

Stay low.

See that rifle pit

about 50 yards out?

That's where we headin'.

That's where we're going.

You ready? You ready?

Let's go. Go! Go! Go!

Stay behind me!

Go down.


You all right? Huh?

You all right?

All right. All right.

All right, stay down.

They got sharpshooters

out there.

We're gonna make a way

for that tree line, all right?

Find some shelter and hide out.

You all right?

All right, let's go.

Stay low.

Whoa, whoa!

Careful. Down. Down.

Who you with?

Mississippi 5th, "f" company.

We all that's left.

All right, you're with us now. We're

makin' for that Ridge over to the right.

- Uh-huh.

- So fix bayonets!

Fix your bayonet, boy.

Yeah, I got it.



All right.

You ready? Ready?

All right.

On my command.


- Go! Go! Go!

- Go! Go! Go! Go!

Go, boy! Move!

Hold, hold, hold.

Hold, Daniel. Hold.




Uncle newt?



Uncle newt?

I got you, boy. It's gonna be all right.

It's all right.

It hurts.

I know it hurts.

Just hold on to me tight.

Hold on to me.

Am I gonna die? You're not gonna die.

I'm gonna fix ya.

Can I get some help right here?

I got a boy here.

I got a boy here.

I got a boy here.

And I got officers

I can't even get to.

It hurts.

I got you, boy.

I got you, boy.

I got you. I got you. I'm gonna get

you a doctor. Gonna get you a doctor.

Hang on. Hang on.

Can I have some water? Shh.

In a second. In a second.

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