Ten years after the end of the Civil War, Nat Jordan who has fought in the Confederate army, is returning by railroad to his home near Kansas City. Then they are held up by so-called Quantrill raiders, led by Captain Coulter with whom Jordan had escaped from Union forces during the War. Coulter recognises Jordan and this soon leads to complications. A Pinkerton agent called McGill suspects that Jordan is in cahoots with the raiders, and things begin to turn very nasty when tragedy strikes at the Jordan homestead. Who is on the side of the raiders and who is on the side of the law? It is time to kill, but who will die?