The Civil War has ended on May 22, 1865 with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Grant at Appamattox. What will happen to the secessionist states? Will they suffer huge reparations? What will Congress do, now that Lincoln's call for leniency has been rendered moot by his assassination? Life on the "Three Coyotes Ranch" (3C) must go on. Changes are coming. How will Blackjack Malone handle them? Has Pete Fallow's advice to prepare for severe reparations been enough? The Era of Reconstruction has begun, prepared or not.