Isaac Collins is a young boy from the hills of East Kentucky. He and his father, Will, leave home to go to the bluegrass to buy horses. But as fate will have it, they are conscripted into Morgan's raiders of the CSA. There, his life changes from a peaceful young man to a trail of gunsmoke and cattle drives and to becoming a deputy US marshal and falling in love with a beautiful young schoolteacher. He also begins a lifelong friendship with the Indians of the Oklahoman territory.