Episode Detail: North and South - North and South
Conclusion. Ashton involves Justin and Forbes (David Carradine, William Ostrander) in a plot to kill Billy; Orry (Patrick Swayze) risks his life to make peace with George (James Read); and---on April 12, 1861---the firing on Fort Sumter ignites the Civil War. Ashton: Terri Garber. Billy: John Stockwell. Madeline: Lesley-Anne Down. Huntoon: Jim Metzler. Virgilia: Kirstie Alley. Lincoln: Hal Holbrook.