The courage of the U.S. Cavalry! The Vengeance of the Navajo! The Last Stand at Fort Union!
Stationed in the heart of Navajo country, Lieutenant Jed Sayre (Western legend Audie Murphy, Gunsmoke) is sympathetic to the plight of the local Indians. Respectful of their traditions, he goes out of his way to prove local Navajo Indians are innocent of killing a prospector. But Sayre finds opposition in his superior officer Captain Lee Whitlock (Robert Sterling), a bigot who fails to believe the Navajo have a gentle bone in their bodies. And with the smoke of Civil War on the horizon, he also discovers Confederate sympathisers are planning to cause the Indians to go on the warpath for their own benefit.
Also featuring Joan Evans, Dennis Weaver, Jack Kelly, Bob Steele, Greg Palmer, Russell Johnson and Ray Collins, Column South is a captivating Western adventure, exploring some of the dramatic events leading to the American Civil War.