An English Westerners' Society Publication


Wild Bill Hickok's Hays City Brawl

With Soldiers of Custer's 7th Cavalry


Jeff Broome



This account of of the famous brawl outside  Tommy Drum's  Saloon in Hays City, Kansas on 17th July 1870 between "Wild Bill" Hickok and members of Company M of Custer's Seventh Cavalry is well-known.  Company M were commanded at the time by Thomas Ward Custer, the General's younger brother, who would also meet his death at the Little Bighorn in 1876 in the same year that Hickok would die after being shot in the back in Deadwood. The author, Jeff Broome, has worked tirelessly to uncover the facts, made challenging by the various but widely false accounts perpetuated over time. The discovery in 2000 of Sergeant John Ryan's memoirs by Sandy Barnard and subsequent publication helped to shed new light on the incident but also on the two soldiers; John Kile and Jerry Lonergan. This book provides a reader with a much richer picture of these two men, in particular Kile, as well as clearing up the facts of the fight.

English Westerners' Society Brand Book Volume 45 No. 1

Price 4.00 ($8.00) to Subscribing Members of EWS includes postage and packaging.

Price 4.00 ($8.00) to Non Subscribing Members through EWS excludes postage and packaging.

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