Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

dirtrider
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  • Mount Vernon, MO
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The lone tree incident

During the first half of the 19th…Continue

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The Bass Gang
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During one two-month period the Deadwood stage was held up four times by the Sam Bass Gang, consisting of Bass, Joel Collins, Tom Nixon, Bill Heffridge and Jim Berry. Driver Johnny Slaughter was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carbine on Saturday.

Battle of West Point, Mississippi

On February 22, 1864, Confederate soldiers under General Nathan B. Forrest routed a yankee force that was triple their number.  Sherman's expedition into Alabama was stalled.  Sherman was marching an…Continue

Started Mar 15

John Hunt Morgan CSA captured

On July 26, 1863, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his men were captured at Salineville, Ohio, during a spectacular raid on the North. Starting in July 1862, Morgan made four…Continue

Started Mar 15

 

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The lone tree incident

During the first half of the 19th century the U.S. government, in response to public pressure for land and resources, began a program of concentrating Indian tribes on reservations. After the Civil War, an evergrowing number of settlers made it difficult for Native Americans to survive on the Plains. There was resistance from many…See More
15 hours ago
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Bass Gang
"Old West justice at it's best. If the law didn't get you, your side winding partners just might. Once again a good example that crime doesn't pay. I admit I've known and worked with some hombre's that had handles of Nixon,…"
Saturday
dirtrider posted a discussion

The Bass Gang

During one two-month period the Deadwood stage was held up four times by the Sam Bass Gang, consisting of Bass, Joel Collins, Tom Nixon, Bill Heffridge and Jim Berry. Driver Johnny Slaughter was killed on March 25, 1877, driving a stage bearing eleven passengers and $15,000. The stage was delayed by spring snow and mud and a breakdown five miles north of Hill City. Two miles outside of Deadwood road agents led by Sam Bass attempted to rob the stage a fifth time. In the process Slaughter was…See More
Mar 19
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post New Western on TV
"Well put, Carbine.  We love the channel's material."
Mar 18
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Packsaddle mountain fight
"Helluva fight! Another fine example of Texas history. Thanks Dirtrider."
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion Battle of Rattlesnake Springs
"This is a GOOD post Milt. Two thumbs up on your research and the background surrounding the event. There are a couple of reports that some Apache witnessed Victorio taking his own life at Tres Castillos. Mexican troops reported he was killed in…"
Mar 17
dirtrider posted discussions
Mar 15
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post Still here, after all these years.......
"Thank you Joe.  We drove 18 miles to get a signal to thank those who are helping with this drive."
Mar 14

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What is your occupation?
storyteller of the southwest
What are your favorite hobbies?
curmudgeoning, shootin, fishin, explorin, shootin, tendin' the still, shootin, hasslin liberals, removing legs from Dutch's jaws, chasin revenooers...keeps me busy
Where do ya hail from?
yup

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Brothers in Dixie


Among us, there is a code.

We are those who will not waver;

And who will never surrender.

Who will cover the backs of comrades;

And will leave none behind alone;

With a patriotism as only has been known by the Confederacy;

Who will regard the needs of the many over the needs of the self;

Who will be selfless in conduct, exemplary in courage;

Who will be of steadfast character, never compromising principle.

Death is preferred to be faced

Than the boot of oppressive despots.

We are the brothers in Dixie

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At 8:16am on February 16, 2017, Neil A. Waring said…

Thanks!

At 8:25pm on January 25, 2017, Whitewall kelly said…

Thank you, glad to be here.

At 9:31pm on February 20, 2015, Carbine said…

Your smack dab into Apache country and some serious Old West History where you are Dirtrider. Watch your top knot, I've got your back Amigo!

 
 
 

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