Abraham, an ex-slave, tries his best to prepare himself and the little girl in his charge for the Confederate soldiers who have begun filing into Gettysburg. When he comes face-to-face with a young Southern soldier, he's suspicious - Lamar is, after all, the enemy. Once they begin discussing the war and the general state of events, though, the two find some common ground. They might be friends - if Lamar wasn't from Georgia, and in Gettysburg to fight. When Lamar falls in battle, it is Abraham that comes to his rescue, one friend helping another. Abraham's deed does not go unnoticed or unrewarded.