On a cool afternoon in November 1864 James Murphy is killed during the Battle of Franklin. Death is not the end for Murphy. He awakens in a strange room with dozens of other men and discovers that all of the soldiers killed in battle on both sides have been brought back to continue the fight. Murphy and his friend Pat O'Quinn don't believe that is the whole reason they are here and resolve to find out why there are here, where here is and who is it that brought them here. With or without permission of their officers they plan to take off to discover the answers as to why they are here to fight The War After Time.