Zack Webb had been abandoned by his mother when he was no more than a week old. She placed him among some quilts that were in Clayton Leon and Grandma Sally Rickett''s wagon. Not knowing what to do with the child, they took him home gave him a name and rasied him as their own. When he was fifteen years old, he joined General Lee''s confederate army. But now he was going back home and everything would be good again. Or would it? Some men marched home from the war to find their homes or farms burned out and their family gone. Some of the wives, being left alone, packed what they could carry and went back home to their fathers house. So, the men became angry and become lawless. Many of them caught on with a wagon train and went west to become gun-slingers and outlaws. But Zack found his home to be just like he had left it and at the tender age of nineteen, he hoped to make a good life and forget about the war. But that would not be an easy task. Trouble came at him from every direction.