Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.
Can the best of friendships survive the worst times?
Did You Know?
Noted writer, historian and novelist Shelby Foote--perhaps most well known for his appearances in Ken Burns' PBS series The Civil War--served as a historical consultant for this Spielberg-produced ABC pilot that's now seen as a stand-alone movie. Burns was also connected to the Class of '61. See more