The scene opens with Elizabeth humming. Corcoran is in her bed. He asks about Annie again and she tells him that she is back with her family. He tells her about Riley and how he forced Annie to be his wife. She realizes that she did a bad thing. Robert Morehouse finds out that the war is coming and says that there are Confederate spies in Cincinnati. Corcoran goes to town and a man in the crowd tells the gathered that there are spies. Sybil, O’Brien’s wife, is clearly scared. Elizabeth tries to go see Annie, but Riley wants nothing to do with it and tells her to leave his property. ..