Dan Brown
Mon Oct 24, 8:18

One could view it as a way to save some bullets. This was the frontier of the 1880's. Everyone involved was a rough man. Hurst was likely just doing his duty, which also involved, when possible, avoiding gunfights.

  • Bob/great checking...Joyce A. Aros, Sun Oct 02 18:56
    Bob, what do I know? I can only imagine his Commanding officer was not too swift. Someone was impressed with his poor judgement and complete failure on the mule assignment. The obvious factor was... more
    • Or — Dan Brown, Mon Oct 24 8:18