1 9 5 8 – 1 9 5 9 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
“This is the story of three men who came to be known as the Rough Riders. Many years later and half a continent away, that name was to win undying glory on the slopes of San Juan Hill. But our story is the beginning of the legend. Three men who came to be known in awe and admiration as the Rough Riders.”
Union officers Captain James (“Jim”) Flagg (Kent Taylor) and Sergeant Buck Sinclair (Peter Whitney) team up with Confederate Lieutenant Colin Kirby (Jan Merlin) after the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865 to journey west and begin new lives.
Jim is from a military family, while Colin is the son of a plantation owner. Buck is an expert tracker who can track through any terrain.
Episodes of the ABC series focus on the exploits of the three men as they travel between the Great Smokies and the High Sierras, fighting desperadoes, righting wrongs and helping good people plagued by bandits along the way.
The series was filmed on location in Tennessee, Dakota and Louisiana.
Captain Jim Flagg
Lieutenant Colin Kirby
Sergeant Buck Sinclair
The Murderous Sutton Gang | Breakout | The Maccabites | The Duelists | The Imposters | The Governor | Blood Feud | The Nightbinders | Shadow of the Past | Killers at Chocktaw Valley | The Counterfeiters | Strand of Wire | The Electioners | The Scavengers | An Eye for an Eye | Double Cross | Wilderness Trace | The Plot to Assassinate President Johnson | The End of Nowhere | A Matter of Instinct | Witness Against the Judge | End of Track | Death Sentence | The Double Dealers | Lesson in Violence | The Promise | The Injured | Paradise Gap | Hired Gun | Gunpoint Persuasion | The Rifle | .45 Calibre Law | Deadfall | The Highgraders | The Wagon Raiders | Ransom of Rita Renee | Reluctant Hostage | The Holdout | The Last Rebel