Rural area of South Carolina . After the American Civil War, Augusta and her sister Louise and young adolescents slaves Mad family farm in the mountains were left to operate alone . That men of the family had left home to fight other brothers and fathers . Not heard from any of them. Farms are worried about the future of women left on their own. One of them sick Augusta, out of the house to search for the nearby town of medication. The town terrorized during the pursuit and was able to join the Union is faced with two Yankee scouts ‘ army . And whether what Augusta manages to escape from them. But they followed him to the farm. Meanwhile, the women in the farm in question is a separate ongoing strife between them.