Ships Passing in the Night

seth bullock true west magazine
Seth Bullock.

March 25, 1877. The Joel Collins Gang tries to rob a stagecoach just outside Deadwood,
DT. During the holdup, one of the outlaws shoots and kills the driver and wounds a
passenger. The robbers abandon the job.

Sheriff Seth Bullock is tasked with going after the gang, but after seven days and
700 miles, he’s forced to turn back. If he’d caught up with them, it could have been a
meeting between two legendary names, since a member of the outfit was Sam Bass, later
to become a household name in Texas.

Mark Boardman is the features editor at True West and editor of The Tombstone Epitaph.

Related Posts

  • Adelbert Ames was a Union general and Civil War military governor of Mississippi.  In 1876,…

  • the apache kid true west magazine

    The Apache Kid is one of the most mysterious figures in Old West history. The…

  • The night of December 12, 1868, about 50 men hijacked a train from Seymour to…