Clay and Will, two friends who graduated from West Point, visit Braxton, another friend at his plantation in Georgia in 1861. Clay was and is still in love with Kathy, Braxton’s wife. After war is declared Clay and Will find themeselves fighting on opposite sides. Clay is now an Field Artillery Major doing many suicide missions. He gets another one and encounters Will. Kathy desperately tries to save her two friends from killing each other as the two men do not know it.