Confederate prison commandant is shot by a wife whose Union soldier husband disappeared after the War Between the States. She tracked the ex-warden down because she believes her spouse is ...
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Confederate prison commandant is shot by a wife whose Union soldier husband disappeared after the War Between the States. She tracked the ex-warden down because she believes her spouse is still alive, so he tries to soothe her, saying he released all his POWs. Trail boss Gil, who fought for the South, intervenes between the livid woman and the reptilian jailer turned wealthy cotton planter, but then Gil's drovers find the woman dead.Written by
After he's found, Somers tells the drovers that the war ended four years ago, placing this incident in 1869. See more »
Dependin' on where you come from, you call steers brush splitters, cactus boomers, critters, rawhides, scalawags, or baccas. The drovers whose job it is to get 'em where they're goin' call 'em beeves. I'm one of those drovers. We've been pushin' this herd for almost five hundred miles, and it's still nearly twice that to Sedalia, Missouri. My name's Gil Favor, trail boss.
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Laurier, a Major in the Confederate army, has enslaved a group of Union officers, and has kept them enslaved into the year 1869. He supposedly is growing cotton in a narrow valley with no cotton gin around. Hard to say what is true here, summarized by Laurier's line: "I lied to you." Favor and Nolan are the major players in an implausible episode.
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