As the wagon train nears the town of Coal Train, Hawks discovers a woman nearly dead by a cabin. They take her to town where the Sheriff identifies her as Lita Foladaire the wife of Jess Foladaire who was a Captain under Major Adams in the war. As the doctor examines her, she passes away. With Jess out of town, Adams and Hawks decide it is their duty to determine who murdered his friend's wife. They trace her steps through the day as she visited her father, the church, her doctor, and a lawyer. They learn she was beautiful marrying a man much older than her against her father's wishes and that she lost a baby which shattered her relationship with Jess who put high value on the family line. She was killed at the home of the artist Carlotti who painted her portrait. They discovered she made out a will leaving everything to her husband's younger brother Clay. Carlotti felt the relationship between Lita and Clay was more than it should have been. Upon Clay's return followed shortly by her...Written by
Maj. Adams finds a woman badly injured. He brings her into town, when he finds out she is the wife of a friend of Adams, the Captain in his Calvary unit. Her husband is away, so the major decides to look for the killer. He talks to family members and friends, and then they go into several boring flashbacks that don't involve any of the main cast. After awhile, it just doesn't matter.
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