When a gang of Rogue Civil War Veterans return home for a major crime spree, the former boyhood friend and partner of the gang leader, now a federal marshal, attempts to capture the gang, and suddenly finds outside forces interfering with deadly consequences.
Synopsis: It is 1865 and a gang of rogue Civil War Veterans return home to Seymor Indiana. The gang is led by Frank Monger, a fortyish cold blooded murderer and former bounty hunter. Frank and his four brothers are the guiding influence behind the gang and they begin taking advantage of the war weary and vulnerable towns and cities across the state. They rob banks, military installations and state financial buildings, murdering anyone getting in their way. The youngest brother, Simon Monger, disagrees with Frank’s way of doing things and looks at the end of the War as a new beginning for more cunning and creative ways to criminal prosperity. He creates the largest successful currency counterfeiting operation the state has ever seen, while Frank prefers the old harsh and brutal style and invents a new type of theft – robbing U.S. railroad trains, the newly established and highly popular mode of travel, carrying people west. The gang’s membership grows to over 400 and their efforts are not only successful, but unstoppable by local law enforcement agencies. Their robberies and crimes are a costly and bloody expense for the citizens and government of Indiana and if left unchecked, may actually cause the collapse of the state economy. The sitting Governor calls in another Civil War veteran, Allen Macarty, a newly appointed Federal Marshal, former Army officer and experienced bounty hunter to solve the situation. Marshal Macarty not only knows of the Monger Gang, but was once their neighbor and a close friend of the leader, Frank Monger. As young friends, they teamed up as bounty hunters and together learned to make a living dealing with tough, dangerous men on the run. His knowledge of the gang and connections within the criminal underground help Macarty successfully outsmart and capture the Monger gang, only to be thwarted by incompetent local officials who allow the gang to escape. Pressing again his intelligence connections, Macarty captures Simon Monger and uses him as bait in an effort to again capture Frank Monger and the gang. The effort backfires and Macarty loses several of his men and many civilians who are killed as a result of the effort. There is an immediate political backlash and a call for government troops to intervene. The Gang escapes to Canada, but with the support of the Canadian officials, Macarty manages to finally capture the leaders of the gang without firing a shot. While transporting the gang back to Indiana, Macarty loses his main operative and almost his own life in a deadly attempt by the remaining members of the Monger Gang to free his captives, but he finally delivers the Mongers to the New Albany Jail. Late that night, Macarty is awakened by outside forces who set in motion a chain of events so horrific that it affects criminal behavior in Indiana to such a degree, that nothing even similar to the Monger Brothers Gang is seen again in Indiana for over one hundred years.