Confederate soldiers led by Vance Reno rob a Union train of its payroll money. But because the Civil War officially ended the day before, their theft was not a legitimate act of war. Now an outlaw, Vance takes his share and heads home, where he intends to marry his fiancée, Cathy . But upon arrival he discovers that she has already married his youngest brother, Clint . The troubled family tries to reconnect -- while also evading the law.