Joyce, you are bound to know that at least a couple of the cowboy-reorted versions of the fight that say Wyatt did not kill Curly in the battle also confirm that Wyatt stood his ground and exchanged gunfire with the cowboys, much like he describes his actions. That he was shot at so many times is why at last one of these versions assumes he was wounded or killed. I think they are all quoted in Doc Robert's Holliday bio. Even Breakenridge describes Wyatt's heroics, but ascribes them to the "fact" that Wyatt was wearing a steel vest.
As far as Wyatt's ability to stand camping out in the Arizona desert, in the hunt fot the Benson road muderers and and stage robbers, Wyatt was in the desert with that posse for either 8 or 9 days before his and Bat's horses died and they had to walk eighteen miles back to Tombstone. Also, Wyatt led several posses on multiple day excursions to catch Virgil's assailants in Jan. of '82. Of course this would be nothing for someone who crossed the plains from the Midwest to California in a wagon train, drove a freight wagon frm California to Phoenix, and worked on threailroad for several months befoe the age of twenty one. This kind of silly post on your part harms your reputation as a serious historian.
Thinking about heat in the Arizona desert, how are you doing in this heat wave? It's going to be 105 degrees in Austin today. I am very worried about you in a house in Tombstone with no air conditioning.
...I am having a difficult time with Wyatt's exciting descriptions of his amazing adventures. He describes almost every part of his clothing riddled with buckshot yet does not sustain a flesh wound.... more
Hello Bob, I have to admit it has been some time since I waded through the Curly Bill at the creek episode so might have to do a little digging soon. But what I am referring to is from memory...not a strong... more
Joyce, I think that most of your historical perspectives however unusual, are usually well thought out and most bring a much-needed historical balance to the Earp-Cowboy feud. However, this particular... more
...however, so as not to disappoint you, I think I was talking about a recent re-read of Wyatt's Hearing testimony. To me it sounds quite juvenile; much like a teen-age boy trying to cover for getting... more
Joyce, according to the late Jeanne Cason who used to post on this forum, Wyatt was not much for conversation. She speculated that Wyatt was either unable or unwilling engage in any indepth conversation... more
...have no trouble believing Jeanne Cason in this regard. I don't know how she arrived at that observation, whether by personal experience or connections to people who knew Wyatt, and I don't know the... more
...I decided to quote Wyatt's particular section I had referred to as the testimony is lengthy and it may be time consuming for you to find it, as I usually have to read a whole lot to find something I... more
...Where is the accountability for shooting down a young cowboy who put out his hands in front of him and asked not to be shot? Where's the accountability for the admission of three Earps firing at the... more