It's 1984, and the First Michigan Cavalry is stranded in a Virginia forest, choked by smoldering fires and chilled by the cries of falling men. Among those stranded in this hell is a soldier, Jim, with his beloved mare Jen. When Jen gives birth to a colt, the desperate cavalry receives it as a gift of hope. But after the mother and fola are stolen, Jims mission to retrieve them only leaves him lost in the darkness, with a dying enemy on his hands. In order to honor the Union Rebs last wish, Jim then embarks on a remarkable journey that will test the courage of a country and pay heartrending tribute to those of Gods creatures who are blessedly innocent to the careless ways of man.