Officially, the American Civil War ended with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. However, many “sympathizers” on both sides of the issue continued to wage their own “private wars.” This is the story of the “Hawk” family who were caught up in the bitterness and aftermath of the war. Jubal Hawk served four years as a captain in the Confederate cavalry. He returned home to find his home burned to the ground, his father hanged, and his family missing. Nightriders sympathetic to the Union cause and backed by a land hungry rancher, were extracting their own brand of “justice.” Will Jubal be forced to fight the war all over again?