The North and South are bothing sending out scouting parties near Marietta, 25 miles outside of Atlanta. It is mid -June, 1864. Private Gilmer Watts sends news to his wife declaring that they're well-equipped with supplies. Clara responds, hopeful that the family will be spared to spend a happy life together. Six days after writing his letter, Watts falls in the war, never to read his wife's reply. Today, Watts rests alongside 10,000 Union soldiers in the Marietta National Cemetery.