President Grant wants to go to Gibsonville to dedicate the statue of an officer under his command during the Civil War. James West travels ahead to ensure it's safe for the President. West finds Gibsonville is now a ghost town and is experiencing an "epidemic" of broken necks. The few residents left are seeking buried gold -- and the number of bodies is rising. Written by
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Uses the same ranch that served as the Barkley ranch in "The Big Valley." See more
The plaque on the monument states that Colonel Gibson died with his entire company. President Grant later recounts the same. Colonels command regiments, captains command companies. Even if Gibson was posthumously promoted, he would have still been a Major or Lt Colonel and commanded a battalion or regiment. See more
President Ulysses S. Grant
You know, Mr. Gordon, it's men like you who will eventually take all the fun out of war.