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
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A Wilhelm is heard when a Confederate solider is killed with a saber near the end of the raid where McCool is killed. See more
As they are unstrapping the rifles from the wagon section before attacking the raiders, Major Kearney says, "Sargent Snow, Luetenant, come with me." Then he clearly proceeds to give more orders, but all you hear is soundtrack, no dialog. 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