I just saw The Patriot, the new Mel Gibson movie. For those of you descended from Col. William Candler of Georgia, this movie is the story of your ancestor (not in fact, but close). For those who have not read the accounts of the "Georgia Refugees" in Gov. Alan Daniel Candler's book, let me tell you -- it's another side of the exact same story. If somewhat manipulative and oversimplified at times, The Patriot portrays the tremendous sacrifices made by South Carolina and Georgia patriots in the cause of American freedom. I could almost see William Candler driving that supply wagon madly, just ahead of the enemy cavalry attack.