First air date
November 3, 1985
Orry is a proud Southern young man who has his eyes focused squarely on success. In 1842, he achieves what he considers to be the ultimate goal by being accepted to the West Point Academy. As he travels up north to start his studies, he falls in love with a Northern girl named Madeleine and becomes best friends with a Northern young man named George. When he graduates from West Point, Orry starts to find his way in the United States military. But when tensions between the North and South start to escalate, Orry finds himself forced to make several very difficult decisions. He must decide between the place where he grew up, the woman he loves, and his best friend. But he is not sure if there really is a right decision that he can make.