The widow of Custer is worried about what may be said at an up coming hearing on Major Reno's actions at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. A civilian scout Chris Hendon for Reno has contacted her to meet him at Dodge City to pay him for not saying anything that might hurt her husband. Col. Benteen tells her to burn the letter. Two enlisted men Turner and Mills use their leave to go to Dodge City to confront Hendon. Benteen wires Earp to arrest the two men who he catches threatening Hendon. Earp tries to convince Mrs. Custer to let him help her but she is more afraid of rumors and pays off Hendon. Earp stops Hendon and tells Mrs. Custer he would like her to speak with an Indian friend of his who can quiet her fears. Written by
Did You Know?
General George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh Cavalry against an overwhelming force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Little Big Horn in 1876. Custer and 264 officers and men were slaughtered. Two years later, the American press and public were still arguing about the Custer tragedy. The General's enemies called him a glory hunter who unknowingly led the Seventh Cavalry into a massacre. The General's friends said he was betrayed by subordinate officers. Time has proven ...