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 Dick Brewer

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Dick Brewer

  • Birth 19 Feb 1850 Vermont, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1878 Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Mescalero, Otero County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 7633262

Richard M. (Dick) Brewer was born in St. Albans, Vermont on February 19, 1850. Later in life Dick made his way to New Mexico, he ended up in Lincoln County where he work as the foreman for John Tunstall's ranch.

After the death of Mr. Tunstall Dick led a group of ranch-hands known as the Regulators in the famous Lincoln County War(Billy The Kid joined up with Regulators after the death of his friend Mr. Tunstall). Around the half way point of the war on April 4, 1878, the Regulators stopped in Blazer's Mill, New Mexico where a shootout ensued. Richard Brewer was shot and killed by Buckshot Roberts after being shot in the head, the Regulators killed Buckshot Roberts a few minutes later.

Dick Brewer and Buckshot Roberts are burried side by side not too far from the site of the shootout.

Dick Brewer was played by Charlie Sheen in the movie Young Guns.


  • Created by: William Lockmiller
  • Added: 28 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7633262
  • Bernice Latou
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dick Brewer (19 Feb 1850–4 Apr 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7633262, citing Blazer Cemetery, Mescalero, Otero County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by William Lockmiller (contributor 46582347) .