This is the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (an aristocrat-turned-market hunter in the post-civil war era), his business partner Christmas Moultrie (a freed slave), and the love of his life, free-spirited Lucy Stubbs. As the changing times force the brilliant but troubled Ward to challenge the government to recognize his rights as a market hunter, Ward fights to preserve his love, his life-long friendship with Moultrie and above all, his cherished way of life on the Savannah River.