In Kentucky, shortly before the Civil War, Chad's foster family dies during a cholera epidemic. After the funeral, neighbor Nathan Dillon claims that Chad's foster family owed him money. In order to recoup what's owed to him he tries to force Chad to become his indentured servant. When Chad refuses, Dillon and his son jump Chad and a fistfight ensues. Passerby neighbor Caleb Turner takes Chad's side and together they prevail. Caleb Turner offers Chad the chance to live with the Turners. Chad accepts to work on the Turner farm in order to pay for his keep. The arrangement is temporary because Chad intends to head for Lexington as soon as the logging season is over. Later, in Lexington, Chad meets Major Buford at an auction of thoroughbred horses. The Major, who is a childless, widowed landowner, likes Chad and adopts the young man. During the following months, Major Buford tries his best to turn Chad from a mountain man into a southern gentleman. However, at various social gatherings ... Written by
Jimmie Rodgers as the fighting hero !
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Every man, on both sides, was in the right... who did his duty.