* Sam Houston's promotion after the Battle of Washington. The ''enemy general'', who just lost, sends a ''demand'' that the defender of the Capitol be promoted. He figures it's less embarrassing to be beaten by an enemy general, or even a militia colonel, than a brevet-captain who just happened to be there.
* Sam tells Driscol that part of the Cherokee courting practice is to kill a deer and deliver it to the home of the lady in question, as a way of showing that you are capable of providing for her. Driscol does this... by shooting a deer with a cannon, wrapping it in a tarp and delivering its mangled body to Tiana's hotel room, utterly dismaying the hotel's owner over the ruined carpets.