Once mortal enemies because of their opposing views on the Union and the Confederacy, Frank and Patrick Fenn join forces to protect their family from the Union Army that has taken all they have on the bloody Missouri-Kansas border. Following the path of Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill and his outlaw raiders, the brothers seek sanctuary in Texas. Carrying all their possession in a stolen military ambulance wagon, the Fenn brothers set out with their feisty sister, Caitlin; Frank's loyal wife, Jenny; a courageous half-breed, Trudy; Frank's young son, Little Frank; and Annabel, the ailing infant daughter of their deceased brother. They will encounter harsh weather, horse-thieving refugees, and Yankee patrols, but these are the least of their worries. Across the frontier, the Fenn brothers find themselves wanted men. They are hunted by a ruthless Union commander, a murderous Osage tracker, and a unit of soldiers armed with the superior firepower of the repeating rifle. Their chase will end in an explosive showdown between those who kill for glory -- and those who fight to survive.