Basil Gildersleeve

George Blaisdell maqhth at
Tue Jan 19 09:56:16 EST 1999

>>Is Capt. Basil Gildersleeve the same Gildersleeve
>>of world-famous reknown? 

And this thread has got me to wondering if Capt. Gildersleeve might also 
be the historical person that Larry MacMurtrey had in mind when he 
created the character of the 1st captain in the Texas Rangers in 
Commanche Moon, who later went on to distinguish himself in the Civil 
War in that novel.  [He was the one carving Homer in Greek on a rock 
face to keep himself sane in tortuous captivity by a notorious 
Commanche, noted some months back by Carl Conrad.]


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