The war has been raging for almost four years; an army is slashing its way across the South. When the Confederate cavalry retreats out of Columbia ahead of the advancing Union troops, Mary Lucas knows what is coming: the invaders are not known for being gentle to homes and businesses. But Mary has a plan... In this true story from the memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman, the bonds of friendship cross enemy lines, and the memories of gentler times bring the sanity of yesterday into the madness of war. As General Sherman returns through the South from his victorious March to the Sea, his army will invade Columbia...and one woman's home.