Ireland, 1846. Hard circumstances drive young Bill Reilly from his happy home. His path takes him first to the United States, where he finds himself an unwelcome immigrant for no other reason than where he was born. Ultimately, he goes to Mexico with the U.S. Army to fight the war against Santa Ana. From Vera Cruz to the final battles around Mexico City, Bill is not only trying to survive. He is on a quest to find a new home. He eventually learns that it doesn't have to be a place. It can be his tribe.