A violent western drama about a man's search for his identity, starring Steiger as a Confederate soldier who hates the North with a bloodthirsty vengeance. On April 9, 1865, the last day of the Civil War, Steiger fires the war's last bullet. The victim is a Union lieutenant, Meeker, who
eventually recovers from his wound. As a souvenir, Steiger gets the bullet back with an inscription that reads: "To Private O'Meara, Virginia 6th Volunteers, who shot this last bullet of the war and missed." Although Generals Lee and Grant sign the treaty at Appomattox, the war does not end for
Steiger. He refuses to accept the "death" of the South, choosing instead to escape to the...