Confederate army chaplain Nathaniel Graham doesn't own slaves, but he believes he has that Constitutional right. Early in the Civil War, he ministers to a dying Yankee officer who leaves Nathaniel a letter from his daughter, Eleanor. She expects her father to come home because his time of service is nearing its end. Nathaniel writes Eleanor and they exchange letters. As the war continues, Nathaniel takes Eleanor into his confidence through their correspondence. He realizes that slavery is a grievous national sin and that he is fighting on the wrong side-even against God. But, he is in the army, and the penalty for desertion is death. Nathaniel loses friends and devout Christian military leaders of the Rebel cause. Letters between Eleanor and Nathaniel cause him to change his heart and mind. Nathaniel has an encounter with a captured, well-spoken Negro pastor from Pennsylvania. If he tries to set one Negro free, it will cost him his life. Christ died for freedom. Is Nathaniel willing to pay the same price for his brother in Christ?