F Troop was set at Fort Courage — a fictional United States Army outpost in the Old West—from just at the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to at least 1867. There is a town of the same name adjacent to the fort. Fort Courage was named for fictitious General Sam Courage (portrayed by Cliff Arquette), who has been in the Army for forty years The fort itself is in the stockade style stereo typically found in most American westerns.
Following her time in F Troop Melody appeared in many other TV series and more recently wrote a regular column for Wildest Westerns Magazine. Her first marriage was to JamesMacArthur famed for playing Danno in the original Hawaii Five-O.
Patterson died in a nursing home on August 20, 2015, at age 66. Multiple organ failure was the reported cause.
RIP sweet lady - below we have embedded a full episode of F Troop