The McLeans had been touched by the Civil War before as they lived near Bull Run in Northern Virginia. During the first battle their house was used as Confederate headquarters and again in the second Battle of Bull Run. The McLeans never wrote down what happened that fateful April day, but we know that Willie McLean who at the time was eleven years old was present. This is his story, as it might have happened.
When feisty twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie, an aspiring paleontologist, goes to spend the summer taking care of her older sister's seven-year-old son at the mobile home park in Frog Level, Virginia, she never expects to enter a beauty pageant or meet a hand model.
Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt is determined to make her first great discovery this summer--the treasure buried in her small town of Uncertain, Virginia, that her great-grandfather sought for years--if only she can keep her pesky cousin Heaven from interfering.