You and your friends have longed to see action firsthand in what they're calling the War of Secession. But apart from your make-believe battles, you've never even laid eyes on a real rebel soldier. Until now. Now, as the world outside explodes with cannon fire and the cries of the wounded, you find yourself crouched in terror in an abandoned farm. As the clamor dies down you muster your courage to peek outside. "Please put your hands up," says a genteel Southern voice. Shaking and suddenly cold you raise your hands and turn around slowly. It is a confederate officer. Reckoning you ought to know the local terrain, he offers to take you to his commanding officer, the legendary General Robert E. Lee. He says he won't shoot you if you run, but you wonder. You're being offered the chance to play a pivotal role in history. But should you help the general whose army is overrunning your town?