In 1863, Confederate Texas begins to encounter the near hopeless economic circumstances that The War has brought and that will only worsen with the eventual surrender of the Confederacy. Their only weapon for survival: wild maverick cattle. The Yankee gold needed to preserve and protect a lifestyle and a lifetime of work can only be found by rounding up wild cattle out of the breaks and canyons of west Texas and driving them to the Union forts in New Mexico Territory. This undermanned crew will fight a gang of would-be assassins, a waterless desert crossing, raiding Apache Indians that outnumber them 10 to 1 and floods along the Pecos River. Follow this war-time crew of Mexican horse thieves, a one-eyed Irishman. a freed former slave, a desperate Texas ranch owner, a former Confederate Lieutenant and a Union Corporal as they attempt to do something with 1700 head of wild cattle in the middle of the 1863 American Civil War that had never been done before. Get caught-up in their high adventure as the rich, but little known history of this great war in the west unfolds around them.