John Henry returns unannounced, in 1872, in his hometown, Wyoming, long after the Civil War ended. His father, the Rev. Clayton informs him that his mother passed away and that is not willing to forgive the long absence. There can forgive him for having decided to fight in the Civil War. John decides to work on the family farm as his mother has always wanted. A reunited with the woman he loved her but abandoned her, Mary Alice. The latter was married and gave birth to a child. Even if you still have feelings for her, John respectful election. James McCurdy, a local businessman hired a gang of thugs to force farmers to sell their land. If they refuse, they will be killed. John is committed to intervene.