Returning to Fort Lincoln, Captain Benson learns of Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn. At the inquiry as Custer's Officers blame Custer for the defeat, Benson tries to defend him. But Benson was suspiciously absent at the time of the battle and is now despised by the troops. So when an order to retrieve the bodies from the battlefield arrives, Benson volunteers for the dangerous mission of returning back into Indian territory. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CHARGING THE BATTLE LINES OF THE SIOUX AND THE CHEYENNES! (original print ad - all caps)
Did You Know?
The saddle on Capt. Benson's horse is an early " plantation saddle". Often officers, especially on the frontier would substitute personal equipment for military equipment based on taste & pocketbook. See more
When the troops present arms at the flag-raising at the beginning of the film, the soldier closest to the camera has a Remington Rolling-Block rifle, probably standing in for a Springfield Trapdoor carbine, with which the cavalry of 1876 was actually equipped. The Remington, though popular with the armies of many other nations, was never adopted in any form by the US military. See more
Capt. Tom Benson
We'll be able to see the fort from the top of the next rise.
[Tom and Martha ride a little farther
Capt. Tom Benson
There she is - Fort Lincoln, the base of the finest cavalry regiment in the country - and our home.
Opening credits: Capt. Benson was returning with his future bride, to his post commanded by the gallant Indian fighter Colonel Custer, who had prepared the famous 7th for all out war with the Sioux. See more