One of the few participants not killed or captured in Pickett's Charge, Jake is barely conscious when a battlefield scavenger greets him with a pointed rifle. Promising to kill Jake and steal his horse, the murderous thief chambers a round. But before he can pull the trigger, Jake draws and fires.
Taking the scoundrel's guns and saddle for himself, Jake decides to flee the stench of death forever and leave General Lee's army far behind. When a sheriff later recognizes the commandeered saddle, Jake finds himself on the run again - this time for murder.