The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 3, Episode 27

When Sherman Marched Through Kansas (18 Mar. 1958)

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When word spreads through Dodge City that General Sherman would be making a stop there, havoc breaks out for Earp. Newspaper reporters, ex-Confederates, ex-Union soldiers, Indain lovers, and the local politicians all have their own plans.


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Episode cast overview:
Thayer Roberts ...
Sally Hughes ...
Sophie Hanson
Mayor Jim Kelley
Damian O'Flynn ...
Arthur Ashburton
William Tannen ...
Deputy Hal Norton
Pierre Watkin ...
Colonel Bankhead (as Pierre Watkins)


Marshal Earp must deal with a variety of reactions when Dodge City's citizens learn that General William T. Sherman plans to board a train in their town. Former union soldiers insist on welcoming the general with parades, bands and speeches, ex-confederates want to welcome him with bullets and religious fanatics plan to picket all of the festivities because of his Indian war policies. To top off Marshal Earp's problems, a group of Eastern newspaper correspondents incite barroom brawls with all the factions. Only one person in town has an unselfish reason for wanting to see Sherman - Sophie Hanson is concerned about the man she is engaged to who is fighting the Indians under General Sherman. Written by David Bassler

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Narrator: William Tecumseh Sherman, general of the army, made his fame in the Civil War. But General Sherman also commanded the army when it fought the Indian Wars and opened up the Western frontier. In the period between 1866 and 1878, Uncle Billy paid a visit to every Western fort and every town of importance west of Kansas City. When word got out that General Sherman was on his way to board the steam cars of the Santa Fe, Marshal Earp was soon up to his chin in trouble.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Words by Harold Adamson
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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