In "Branded," Chuck Connors plays the part of Captain Jason McCord, West Point graduate and decorated Cavalry officer. As the sole survivor of the Battle at Bitter Creek, an Apache Indian massacre, he is judged to have deserted the field of battle and is stripped of his rank. He is branded a coward and disgraced in the eyes of the world.
His exciting travels take him into the lives of many others searching for the dream of the American West. He moves from one job to the next, one town to the next, plying his training as an engineer. He always takes the time to lend a hand, to right a wrong, to stand up to injustice.
From time to time, President Ulysses S. Grant recruits him for daring undercover missions, which he courageously undertakes, but his disgrace and shame follow him wherever he goes.