Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) is looking mighty fine in the new trailer for Civil War flick Field of Lost Shoes. The Vampire Diaries actor will play a Confederate army cadet in the film based on a true story of The Battle of New Market. Check out the compelling trailer -- complete with shirtless Zach Roerig!

According to Field of Lost Shoes’ synopsis:

In the midst of a prolonged and deadly American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appoints a very different kind of general, Ulysses S. Grant, Chief of Union Forces. Grant acts decisively. He brings total war to the pristine Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the South. The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute volunteers to send the Corps of Cadets to protect the valley. 274 young cadets march northward toward the strategic valley choke-point of New Market. On the day of battle, Confederate General John C. Breckenridge, former Vice President of the United States, and commander of southern forces in Valley, is faced with a horrible decision. When Southern forces are jeopardized, he orders the young cadets into battle.

Yikes! Sounds like Zach’s character Jack Stanard is in just as much danger as Zach’s TVD character Matt Donovan. In the trailer, we see a few shots of the dashing actor — including the aforementioned shirtless scene, showing Jack and some of the other young cadets splashing around in a lake, and a conversation between Jack and the film’s protagonist John Wise (played by Luke Benward).

“We should not be fighting to keep people in chains,” John says in the trailer. “Will you or will you not defend Virginia?” Jack asks him back. Moral dilemmas! This looks like it could be a good movie. And, let’s face it, we’d watch it for Zach’s appearance alone.

What do you think of the trailer for Field of Lost Shoes? Do you plan on checking out the film? Sound off in the comments below!

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!