After the tragic years of the Civil War, Rachel Stewart and her brother Isaac decide to leave Missouri for new opportunities. Their family farm is gone and both agree a new life in the trading town of Santa Fe is what they need.
Only, when a Union officer comes into her work for a quick alteration of his Sunday clothes, she wants to learn more about him.
Captain Patrick Sinclair is leaving with his soldiers for Fort Dodge, Kansas. But when he meets Rachel, he is smitten. He tries to imagine ways to come back to Missouri and see her as he leads the men on to their new assignment.