It's 1865 in Culpeper, Virginia. The Civil War has ended and the South is in turmoil. Battle-hardened soldiers return home; many are broken in mind and body. It's a time for upheaval not only for the soldiers but also the families they left behind. Charles is one of those soldiers who must come to terms with his injuries from the Battle of Appomattox Station, and also with the body he was born into, so he can find a way to accept himself and what is to be his future. Charlie's beloved wife Rebecca not only has to take care of her injured husband and their five children, but also rebuild the family farm and deal with all the stresses that come with it.