A series of decimating disasters overtakes Colonel Cobb and his ambition to annex Sante Fe as dust storms, prairie fires, Indians, the Mexican army, and his own bad judgment and megalomania takes a toll of attrition on his expeditionary force. Written by
Did You Know?
When Goodnight informs Cobb that they are near the Big Wichita River and not the Red River, this is not particularly serious. Given their proximity to the caprock, this would put them only sixty miles south of where they intended to be; setting them back by perhaps twelve hours. See more
At the end of this episode the men can be seen around several camp fires. There is not now, nor has there ever been, enough burnable things in the Jornada del Muerto to have even one camp fire, let alone several. See more
I'm a seaman. I never expected to die in the middle of the desert. I ought to be on my ship. What in hell am I doing here?