Funny: Trail of Glory

  • 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.
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