Journey to Shiloh depicts the brutal experiences of seven men who join the Confederate army at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Buck Burnett (James Caan) leaves from Texas with six of his friends, intending to join up with General Hood. The young men call themselves "The Concho County Comanches." They begin with great patriotism and hope. Their small brotherhood encounters prejudice, snobbery, and violence at the hands of southerners. The journey tarnishes their visions of glory and tests their bonds of loyalty and friendship. Little Bit Lucket (Jan Michael Vincent) and Willie Bill Bearden (Harrison Ford) are younger members of the group. Buck's other comrades are Miller Nalls (Michael Sarrazin), Todo McLean (Don Stroud), Eubie Bell (Michael Burns), and J. C. Sutton (Paul Peterson). Each character plays a key role, but the story maintains a focus on Buck Burnett. The story for this 1968 film came from a western novel written by Will Henry.