Parker stars as a post-Civil War soldier returning to his home town, only to find that the townsfolk have labeled him a "turncoat" for fighting on the side of the Union. His brother, Williams, has taken over as sheriff and is leading a reign of outlaw tyranny over the inhabitants. Parker
is determined to bring back law and order to his town. During the final confrontation, Williams goes for his gun in an attempt to kill a deputy who is about to shoot Parker in the back. But Parker, thinking his younger brother is drawing on him, fatally shoots Williams.