Wilmer is happily living in his brick home in Manassas Virginia
During the battle of Bull Run, a cannonball breaks through into his house into kitchen. Wilmer is shocked to see the damage and is not very happy about it.
After the damage done to his house at the battle of bull run, he moves to quiet place, Appomattox Courthouse, in Virginia. He settles and is back to living his happy Wilmer life.
Right as Wilmer thinks he can get a break, two generals from the Union and Confederacy come to his house to sign a peace treaty to the civil war. When leaving Wilmer is not happy to see the Generals carrying out his furniture as souvenirs.