‘Murder in the First’ takes 12 episodes to explore the crime and the issues surrounding it, all in the hopes of answering the question, ‘How did we get to this point?’
– Ian Anthony Dale
Not all of Anthony’s officers, however, were eager or even willing to join Chivington’s well-planned massacre. Captain Silas Soule, Lieutenant Joseph Cramer, and Lieutenant James Connor protested that an attack on Black Kettle’s peaceful camp would violate the pledge of safety given the Indians by both Wynkoop and Anthony, that it would be murder in every sense of the word, and any officer participating would dishonor the uniform of the Army.
– Dee Brown