From the green mountains of Appalachia to the muddy waters of the Mississippi, no state in the nation symbolizes America's passion, pride, and spirit like old Tennessee. The history of Tennessee is as rich and colourful as the people who thrived there. But in the late 1880s, another kind of seed took root in this rugged, fertile land - a homegrown conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. A makeshift militia of disgruntled Civil War veterans has taken over a woman's farm. Her only hope lies with Toby Holt, son of fabled wagonmaster Whip Holt. Together, they must fight a streak of rebellion that stretches from the hills of Tennessee to the halls of West Point to the highest levels of power in the nation.