Ben and Sonja Pulaski are charged with sedition by the occupying Union Army’s Provost Marshal. They are sent as punishment to help bury the dead of the bloodiest war the world has seen. Son Isaac faces life with part of his body torn away, withdrawn with his wife and children far from the battlefield. Aaron is trapped in the South, an abolitionist amid the warring cries of slave owners, hiding with his southern wife and son, smuggling reports to his newspaper in Washington. Alisha defends her station on the Underground Railroad while her husband fights in the South. The war drags thousands more young men to their deaths, millions of severed arms and legs pile onto monuments to horror. The tragedies of war wash over the nation. The Pulaskis struggle to uphold family and honor, in spite of it all.