In 1863, Union General Ulysses S. Grant gave orders to Henry Scott to infiltrate the plantation to steal the Confederacy's battle plans. However, Scott died from a time aberration caused by a time pirate's crash-landing, which he exposed Confederate troops to a "zombie virus".
Jefferson Jackson took up Scott's mission and snuck into the plantation disguised as a slave while Collins was having a party. Jax was later captured after bumping into a white woman and taken to a barn where he learned from Mary, Abraham, and other slaves of the brutal methods Collins used to keep order at his plantation which included hunting dogs, castration, whipping, and torture. Amaya Jiwe came to rescue Jax, while at the same time the plantation came under attack from hordes of Confederate zombie soldiers. In the ensuing chaos, Jax took Abraham to steal the Confederate plans while Amaya led the rest of the slaves to safety. Collins ran into Jax and Abraham but stubbornly refused to work with them to survive so he later perished at the hands of the zombies. As Jax and Amaya regrouped and led the slaves to freedom, they looked back at the plantation going up in flames.