Young Danny Calder joins the Union army to escape his dreary farm life and the fire and brimstone sermons of his farmer/preacher dad.
After two years of marching and fighting Confederate soldiers, Danny is discouraged and homesick and hopes to be heading home soon. But instead of going north, he is being led further south and further into enemy territory.
While marching and fighting ever southward, they reach a small town in south Mississippi. Here Danny does something that goes against everything he has been taught. Something that burdens him with guilt. Guilt that plagues him until his death and beyond.
Mortally wounded in a battle at the small town of Revoux, Louisiana, Danny is carried to an old hotel which is being used as a hospital.
Unable to leave this earthly dwelling because of his guilt, Danny is destined to haunt the halls of Hotel Chalpella, until he can correct the crime he has committed.
One hundred years later, a man with twin children moves to the grounds of the old hotel as a caretaker. Danny watches the twins and sees goodness in the children that might aid him in his salvation.