Daniel Buck
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21am

Good observations. Tom Capehart is a vexed character in Wild Bunch history, confused repeatedly with other outlaws -- Cassidy, Sundance, Logan, Carver & Lay, among others -- and written up by many writers, including French, Siringo, Kelly, Horan, Patterson, Lyon, Dullenty, Culley, Lamb, Rasch, Axford, Haley, Blachley, Alvorson, K. & J. Tanner, DeArment, Ernst, and especially Jeff Burton, in his invaluable The Deadliest Outlaws (2nd ed. 2009). Burton discusses French's identification of Capehart as Cassidy, pp. 256-58, and as Longabaugh, p. 334-35, and n. 52 on p. 418.

As well, Capehart has been much bruited about here at OWR over the years. Dan

  • re:FrenchBob Goodwin, Wed May 16 6:00am
    William French is not clear in his own mind who Tom Capehart was. From what French wrote, the Capehart he was referring to could have been the real Capehart, or Sundance, or Harvey Logan, or Will... more
    • re:FrenchVince Garcia, Wed May 16 5:05pm
      I can't speak to whether SD would have had to be part of the Folsom robbery to have been the TC French refers to after Lays' arrest. What I can say is that French says Lay first of all says that TC... more
      • TimelineBob Goodwin, Fri May 18 1:22pm
        The timeline for Sundance does not work out either for him being Tom Capehart. The Wilcox robbery, in which Sundace participated happened June 8 1899, The Folsom robbery, just over a month later on... more
        • Re: TimelineVince Garcia, Fri May 18 4:58pm
          The Wilcox aftermath is an interesting period. SD does go off the radar somewhat until 1900 that we know of him and where he is for sure. Was HE really the guy driving the horses w/Logan? We assume... more
          • Re:Bob Goodwin, Sat May 19 7:08am
            Vince after re-reading your comments, and looking into what French wrote, some observations and questions arise for you to consider. First of all, it was Lay that told French that Lowe had gone to... more
            • Re:Vince Garcia, Sat May 19 1:52pm
              "it was Lay that told French that Lowe had gone to South America, not the other way around, and that it was TC who went, with him" yes. That was what I have been saying, right? Lay visited him and... more
    • re:French — Daniel Buck, Wed May 16 6:21am
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