Major Lex Kearney, dishonorably discharged from the army for cowardice in battle, has actually volunteered to go undercover to try to prevent raids against shipments of horses desperately needed for the Union war effort. Falling in with the gang of jayhawkers and Confederate soldiers who have been conducting the raids, he gradually gains their trust and is put in a position where he can discover who has been giving them secret information revealing the routes of the horse shipments. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When they said that Kearny had disgraced his woman... That's When He Reached For His Rifle!
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Did You Know?
The opening scene has a matte shot with the U.S. capitol dome in the background. The dome was not completed until 1866. See more
Set during the Civil War (1861-1865), yet at least one character appears to have an 1873 Colt Army revolver. See more
Col. George Sharpe
Just before I left Washington, Halleck gave me the latest high command opinion on organizing a group like ours. They laughed at the general. Said the word "counterespionage" wasn't even in the dictionary. It seemed ridiculous to try to create something that couldn't even be defined. Well, we're defining it for him and in great big capital letters!
Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs