Narrator: Fort Logan, 1876. Colorado, the newest state in the Union, was still without representatives in Congress. Political bosses combed the ranks of the military for candidates with popular appeal. A brass hat in the ring could attract a lot of votes. But for one civilian scout in the cavalry, it attracted more bullets than ballots, and helped make Bat Masterson a legend in his own time.
Major Whitsett: The Army has always been my first objective, sir.
Colonel Downey: Has it? The way you twist the truth, Major, should make you a very successful politician.
Major Whitsett: Are you calling me a liar?
Bat: Yes, I am. I'm almost tempted to call you a murderer.
Doc: Poor devil. I guess he wanted to serve his country and didn't know how.
Bat: He did... he died.
Filming Location: Vasquez Rocks, CA