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ChrisV
Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks
Wed Nov 8, 2017 9:35am
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Description from Pinkertons reflects 1901:
Butch age 36, Hanks 38........about same age
Butch weight 165, Hanks 156........slight difference
Butch complexion light, Hanks sandy......about same color
Butch height 5'10'', Hanks 5'10''......same
Butch build medium, Hanks good......basically same
Butch color of hair flaxen, Hanks Auburn.....pretty big difference
Butch mustache sandy, Hanks sandy......same

Looking at the Pinkerton descriptions I can see how they could maybe get confused on paper. Hair is very different. However, looking at their photos, they look nothing alike.

  • Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks (nm)Vince Garcia, Wed Nov 8 8:51am
    • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks — ChrisV, Wed Nov 8 9:35am
    • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks ChrisV, Wed Nov 8 8:56am
      Hi Vince, I find it interesting the eyewitness did not name Curry as he didnt know, he was being honest. He did name Cassidy and Longabaugh. Interesting as well that it happened prior to the robbery. ... more
      • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks Vince Garcia, Wed Nov 8 9:04am
        He probably didn't name cassidy and longabaugh. That was likely an inference by the reporter. Deaf Charley had just had his escape in Nashville, was presumed to be BC, and the papers were reporting... more
        • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks ChrisV, Wed Nov 8 9:08am
          Vince, Im sorry, but I disagree. This was two weeks after the robbery. Nashville was later. Ben Kilpatrick hadnt been arrested in St. Louis yet. best, Chris
          • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks Vince Garcia, Wed Nov 8 11:17am
            You're right! I'm sorry. I was looking at the date of your posting and my brain was confusing it for the article date. That being said, one can only guess why he got the names wrong. Obviously the... more
            • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks ChrisV, Wed Nov 8 11:32am
              No problem Vince. You are usually right on :) Following tradition doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Not saying your wrong, but why would he say he only knew two of the three. Someone who wants to be ... more
              • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks Vince Garcia, Wed Nov 8 11:43am
                That's the only guess I can make to attribute his horrible ID of the two men. If he personally knew butch and sd, how could he make such a horrible ID? The four don't look alike. Kiklpatrick... more
                • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks ChrisV, Wed Nov 8 11:56am
                  Why is it a horrible ID? There is no other eyewitness saying they see Butch and SK anywhere else. Including Argentina. Zero eyewitnesses there. I wouldn't rule anything out. I agree it would be... more
                  • Re: Longabaugh=Kilpatrick/Cassidy=Hanks Vince Garcia, Wed Nov 8 12:17pm
                    It's a horrible ID because 1. It wasn't them. 2. the men it was do not look like the men he claimed them to be What do you mean you wouldn't rule anything out? Do you mean you think Butch and SD... more
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