In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley is located a small town named New Market. Localncilor life is a quiet one, with no outstanding events. However, on May 15, 1864, the quiet hills are the main witnesses of the horrors of war. A group of young, inexperienced soldiers, who have never gone so far through sword, fire coming from the Virginia Military Institute are forced to cope with the horrors of the adult world at the moment in which they are called upon to do their duty in the Shenandoah Valley. Young, leaving in their wake, families and sweethearts are forced to decide what fights.