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Buckshot - The horse ridden by Marshal James Butler Hickok (Guy Madison) as he maintained law and order in Abilene, Kansas on THE ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK/SYN/CBS/ABC/1951-58. The marshal's chubby sidekick Jingles (Andy Devine) rode a horse called Joker.

 Guy Madison as Wild Bill Hickok with Buckshot the horse

Andy Devine on Joker and Guy Madison on Buckshot - THE ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK
Joker & Buckshot

The real James Butler Hickok (1837-76) had a horse called Buckshot as well as Black Nell which was purchased in 1863 from a Union quartermaster for $225. Black Nell died in 1870. The horse's grave marker read: "Here lies Black Nell, the most gallant heroine of the Civil War and of the Plains."


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