During the time of the Civil War, women were expected to stay home, get married and have children. Daisy Jane Allen has other ideas. She wants to be a nurse and use her gift of healing. With the very reluctant approval of her well-to-do father, she studies medicine under Doctor Robert Lawrence. Love blooms between student and instructor though neither are aware of the other's feelings. The Civil War rages and the Union needs doctors. Duty calls and Robert signs up. When he tells Daisy he is going to war, he shocks her by also proposing marriage and asks her to accompany him as his nurse and wife. The newlyweds meet up with a Union militia unit and soon find themselves combating hunger, death, the heartbreak of war and the myriad of battlefield diseases.