May 5, 1864 - The American Civil War - Battle of the Wilderness, Northern Virginia. Samuel Barnett a war-hardened, Confederate soldier 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 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 convictions, 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 light connects Samuel with the eccentric characters who come out of the woods, who challenge his inner demons, hatred, and war-scarred soul. Through the purity of Jeremiah's spirit, close encounters with life-changing characters, and letters from home the ways of the haunting ethereal wilderness guides, Samuel back home to be reunited with his war-scarred wife. A journey that reveals that Jeremiah is the guiding light of Samuel's destiny.