A haunted Civil War soldier vows to never use a gun against a human being again. On the journey home after the war, he stops in a town controlled by a powerful land baron. the local newspaper publisher is murdered for printing negative articles about the land baron, and the local sheriff will do nothing. Incensed at the injustice, the soldier takes up his gun and goes on a vendetta to track down and kill the land baron and his murderous gang. The town is grateful fom freeing them, and in the process the soldier earns the love of the late publisher’s beautiful daughter.