If you look at any he of my posts on Tom, I think I have made it clear that I don't have any idea if Tom was armed, if he jumped behind the horse, or if he did try to take cover behind the horse whether he fired a pistol, tried to get the rifle or just tried to keep the horse between him and Doc. I am firmly of the belief that he was not wounded by one of the first two shots as Billy Claiborne and William Allen claim, but other than that I have no real firm belief about almost anything concerning Tom. Based on what I know about the McLaury brothers loyalty to each other, it would be surprising to me, if just having seen his brother shot but still standing and fighting, if Tom decided to run instead of defending his brother and his friends by either using his pistol (if he had one) or attempting to get the rifle. That, however, is based on subjective conjecture. Maybe I'll feel different after Kenny converts Tom and then comes after me.
It doesn't matter at what point Tom or Frank got shot. Someone did and that horse is not going to stand there while Doc and Morgan shoot somebody and then Doc adds the buckshot and then Virgil and Mor... more
I may be a rascal, but I'm not pulling your leg. — Bob Cash,Mon Apr 26 18:19
I am so used to being viewed as the old lady who doesn't know what she is talking about that I sometimes get a little silly.
And like everyone else, I am still trying to figure it out though I have... more
Apology excepted (not a missprlling). Re-reading my original post about Wyatt supposedly telling Clum that Tom was unarmed but ran to a horse to get a gun, I can see how you may have thought I believe... more
Mr Cash ... I'm with you in that I have no place for conjecture ... we might as well all go home now ... but are you willing to accept Joyce's new [to me] supposition that Tom attempted to get the rif... more
Gobs, I don't think it was Joyce's supposition. I think what she was respondinding to was my description of William McLeod Raine's account in his 1927 article HELLDORADO in which he says that, already... more
Breakenridge was not in town on the day of the street fight, so I don't know where Raine got this story. Raine was in Arizona for a fair amount of time in the early 1900's so I suppose he got it then.... more