Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west.
Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined. (season 1)
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The series portrays the events affecting the real-life characters and their actions, namely Thomas Durant, Collis Huntington, Brigham Young and Ulysses Grant with historical accuracy. Many of the schemes employed by Thomas Durant throughout the series, including manipulating stock prices in the first two seasons and misleading land investors in the fourth and fifth season actually occurred. See more
The show has the Cheyenne and Sioux using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more
[about her father
He wanted to be a Christian. But in the end, what he really wanted was to be a martyr.
Hell on Wheels Main Title
Composed by Kevin Kiner
and Gustavo Santaolalla See more