Air Date: September 27, 1970
Written by: Robert Pirosh
Directed by: Leo Penn
Guest Stars: Richard Thomas (Billy), Lee Purcell (Angie), Lonny Chapman (Colter), Elisha Cook Jr. (Marcus)
The Cartwrights become aware of the hard time Civil War veterans are having as they readjust to civilian life.
Trivia: This was Richard Thomas’ first and only appearance in the series. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of John Boy Walton in the long running CBS drama, The Waltons.
In an interesting tidbit, Richard Thomas was being considered as an addition to the Bonanza cast, but this idea was rejected by the brass at NBC.