Rowdy fights to drive his steers across the Red River without getting into a range war between ruthless carpetbagger Duke Aberdeen, and Southern gentleman Major Buford. A raid into Pennsylvania ravaged the Duke's town. Most of Rowdy's crew fought for the Confederacy - but they don't want to chomp on the past. So when Buford's son Court ground-drags one of the Duke's hired guns, Rowdy cuts the rope. Because Court's mother died after their Virginia plantation was torched, the young hothead wants revenge. Rowdy's agreed to take Buford's beef into his herd. Duke controls the Cattlemen's Association, so his gunmen act as its stock inspectors, claiming that many of Buford's stock are rustled, because their original brands appear blotted out.
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Look, by this time the herd's already forded the Red. What do you got to gain?
Satisfaction! I warned you to stay out of this fight! But you threw in with that Reb anyway!
[fires at Yates; is killed by Yates
Why'd he do that?
I guess he figured he had reason to hate.
Maybe... maybe so. But hate's something you either bury, or it buries you.