It’s June 1862, the second summer of the Civil War. Despite the war raging around him, Daniel Stuart could care less. He’s a rich kid just trying to get through his freshman term at Harvard. Well, his three closest college friends definitely have soldier glory on their minds. Andrew urges Daniel to attend a recruitment rally. Matthew goes along with his feisty brother, and David finds a spiritual reason to join the Federal army. Meanwhile, Daniel’s supposedly ideal home life isn’t so rosy. Only a young Irish maid seems to understand his turmoil. Should he stay and commit to a dull career path as a lawyer? Or, should he follow his college friends to war? What would you choose?