Re: Capt. Junius (June) Peak--Texas Rangers---Sam Bass
Dear Gay Mathis:
Thanks very much for posting this information. The photos you are referring to are in the book titled "Jesse James and the Lost Cause" (Pageant Press, 1961 - later reprinted by Dogwood Press ), which is not the same book as the "black book." The so-called "black book" is otherwise known as "Jesse James Was One of His Names" ( 1975 ).
It is well known that many of the photos Howk published in his books are inauthentic and/or misidentifications. It is quite possible that you have discovered the true identity of the person being depicted in the photo you are referring us to, which photo is captioned in "Jesse James and the Lost Cause" ( 1961 edition ) as follows:
"Taken in 1876, just before Custer's Last Fight, this photo shows Jesse James prepared for battle."
Sincerely, and Lots of Love - -
P. K. K.