Season 1 Episode 25

Fort Epitaph

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Mar 07, 1960 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Brad: Joshua, what are you doing to the map?
      Joshua: We made a dogleg a few miles back. I'm just correcting the chart.
      Brad: You know, I'd think you were the best mate on the river if I didn't know you'd be selling those charts to other pilots the minute we got back to Natchez.
      Joshua: Well, a man has to look out for his old age, Captain.

    • Joshua: There's one thing you can give the British credit for is teaching a man how to aim a cannon. That's all I'll give them credit for, though.

    • Brad: If those are peaceful Indians, I'd sure hate to get in their way when they're on the warpath.

    • Brad: But what provoked the attack?
      Lt. Henshaw: Oh, a lot of little things. The major's been tightening up the last few months on discipline between us and the Indians.
      Brad: You mean discipline caused the attack?
      Lt. Henshaw: The major reads the book word for word; every comma, period and semicolon.

    • Major Daniels: Worst officer I ever had. Don't know he ever became an officer. Nothing in his background but the river.
      Brad: I don't know that that's so bad, Major.
      Major Daniels: Has it ever produced a gentleman?
      Brad: I think we're like the Army. We produce a little of everything.

    • Major Daniels: How about a drink, captain?
      Brad: I never turn down another man's liquor.

    • Brad: Umm, Joshua. We're, uh, going to help defend the fort until the major can get reinforcements from Keo.
      Joshua: That's a nice thing for us to do. Did we volunteer?

    • Corporal Turner: Good old Fort Epitaph.
      Joshua: How's that?
      Corporal Turner: Fort Epitaph. That's what we call it. Cause that's what it's going to be. Each man is writing his own epitaph.

    • Major Daniels: Certainly I'm ambitious. I'm the only Luke Daniels there is. I have no family, no brothers, no sisters, no one to carry on my name. The only thing left of Luke Daniels when I die will be what the world remembers of me, me! And the world is going to remember plenty. I'll see to that!
      Barbara: The world may remember, but will they care?

    • Brad: Running Bear is wise. He counsels with the wind, the fox, and the bear.
      Chief Running Bear: Chief of the big canoe is wise, also. He counsels with the rivers, the beavers, the water snake

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