When an ex-confederate soldier stops by the ranch, Lucas McCain offers him a meal and then a job. Frank Blandon was severely wounded in the war and bad surgery has left him with the use of only one arm. He's still traumatized by those events and occasionally will go off on a rant. Lucas soon welcomes others when General Sheridan arrives looking for a place to spend the night. It turns out that Blandon and Sheridan have met before, though the General has no recollection. It leads to a bit of soul searching on the part of both men. Written by
Did You Know?
The Union General William T. Sheridan in this story is a combination of two famous Civil War heroes, William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan. Both men served out west after the Civil War. See more
This is probably evident in the entire series. In many scenes the "W" on the rear pocket of Lucas' blue jeans identifies them as being Wrangler brand blue jeans. Wrangler jeans weren't introduced until 1947, they surely didn't exist in the 1880s. See more
General William Sheridan
Hang the General Staff! I'm carrying out the last and greatest order of our late Commander-in-Chief - "Bind up the nation's wounds."
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more