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Re: Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves

I wrote about the gunfight between Webb and Reeves in my first book, Black, Red and Deadly, and my most recent book, Black Gun, Silver Star. Later in life Reeves stated that Webb was the bravest man he had ever faced and said he was of Mexican heritage. Webb was supposed to be from Texas from near the Brazos River. I have never tried to do any geneology on Webb. At the time Reeves killed Webb, it was said that Webb had killed eleven men. Webb was the foreman of the Washington-McLish Ranch in the Chickasaw Nation, the largest ranch ever in that part of the territory. I believe this gunfight happened during either late June or early July of 1884, near Bywaters Store near the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains. I am sorry I can't give you more information on Webb.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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