Approved | | History, Romance, Western
A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.
Sorry about the Colonel back.
Jed Cooper: I ain't glad.
Gus: Jed, you did right. And I'm proud of you. Makes me feel as though I didn't bring you up too bad after all.
Jed Cooper: I didn't do it for you, Gus.
Gus: She made you, didn't she? Well, most likely she wanted him dead just ...
The Colonel takes over the Captain's command without any orders after he loses his own. The Captain even mentions it once, but is casually dismissed by the Colonel since he is the Captain's superior officer. It has never worked that way in the Army, a superior officer cannot take over a junior officer's command without official orders, and if he tries to, the junior officer and his staff have every right to place the superior officer under arrest, especially if he endangers the entire command (and given that the Colonel has twice lost entire commands, this is not an unrealistic danger).
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