Chris Hale finds a gravely wounded Army officer, Major Dan Marriott, near the wagon train, whom he knew very well and stood up at his wedding. The officer is delirious and severely wounded from an Indian battle, but before he dies he says things which if true could seriously tarnish the image of a national hero, Shiloh Degnan. Chris takes the body back to Fort Bannerman himself to find the truth of the matter. There he finds Sgt. Pat Galloway who has been court-martialed and refuses to tell the full story even though it could save his Army career. Chris informs Dan's wife Louise about his death but questions her about what happened to her and Dan. However, she refuses to tell Chris the truth. At Dan's funeral Chris reads a bible passage that reveals the truth.