May 5, 1864, the Civil War, Battle of the Wilderness, Northern Virginia. War-hardened Confederate soldier, Samuel Barnett and a group of soldiers lay low and waiting for the inevitable - Bullets and Bayonets with the Army of the Potomac. Just as all hell is about to break loose, Samuel spots, Jeremiah a ten-year-old slave boy wandering through the woods right into the killing zone. As the battle erupts, Samuel makes the fateful decision to charge through the hell-fire and saves Jeremiah from the wrath of war. Coming face-to-face with death, Samuel soon starts to question his war torn life, Confederate philosophies and the meaning behind his instincts to save a black child's life. Dazed and confused, Samuel reluctantly takes on a journey home with Jeremiah through a parallel wilderness. As the two struggle with friendship, Jeremiah's guiding ways seems to connect him with the eccentric characters who come out of the woods, who challenge Samuel's inner hatred and war-scared soul and ...
Richard De Witt
Where fate and coincidence collide