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An Honest Mistake is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Uncle receives a tip-off and rides off with Arthur, Charles and Bill to rob a wagon carrying payroll.


In camp, Molly O'Shea calls Arthur over to talk to him. However, they are quickly interrupted by Uncle, who received a tip-off about a Cornwall stagecoach which is allegedly unguarded. In order to rob it, he rides out with Arthur, Charles, and Bill. In spite of Uncle's expectations of it being relatively unguarded, a large number of Cornwall's guards in the vicinity descend upon the gang. Realising that they cannot win by fighting, the gang members flee on horseback into the woods, before hiding in an abandoned outhouse in an attempt to lose their pursuers.

At night, some of Cornwall's guards arrive on the property to search for the four gang members. An inhabitant of the house informs the guards that they heard something coming from the outhouse a few hours ago, and so the guards head towards it. Realising that they have been found, the gang is forced to fight, with huge numbers of guards attacking them from every direction. The barn eventually begins to burn down during the skirmish, resulting in the four escaping into the woods. They split up; Arthur goes with Uncle and Charles goes with Bill, and after eventually reuniting and finishing off the last of their pursuers, the four split the take and separately make their way back to camp.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Save Uncle when he is overpowered.
  • Get 20 headshots.
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Cornwall's private guards - Killed by Arthur, Uncle, Bill, and Charles during the pursuit.

Missable Items in the Mission

  • Newsboy Cap


  • The property that the four gang members hide is a barn on Compson's Stead. However, the house appears to be occupied during this mission, despite it being empty and abandoned the rest of the time. With subtitles with names turned on, the person in the house is revealed to be a squatter, hence his reluctance to cooperate with Cornwall's men when asked if he'd seen anything.
  • While being chased by Cornwall's private guard, it is possible to steal one of their horses; the Seal Brown Dutch Warmblood and Piebald Tobiano Hungarian Half-bred are among them.
  • Even if you fail to be stealthy when Arthur and Uncle must take out the two guards stealthily, Uncle will still comment that Bill and Charles "weren't so lucky" as if Arthur and Uncle were successful.

Video Walkthroughs


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 3: Clemens Point
"The New South""American Distillation""Further Questions of Female Suffrage""The Course of True Love I""The Course of True Love II""The Course of True Love III""Advertising, The New American Art""The Fine Joys of Tobacco""Horse Flesh for Dinner""Magicians for Sport""Friends in Very Low Places""Blessed are the Peacemakers""An Honest Mistake""Preaching Forgiveness as He Went""Sodom? Back to Gomorrah""A Short Walk in a Pretty Town""Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern""The Battle of Shady Belle"
Companion Activities
"Coach Robbery - Bill Williamson""Coach Robbery - Sean MacGuire""Dominoes - Tilly Jackson""Fishing - Javier Escuella""Fishing - Kieran Duffy""Five Finger Fillet - Micah Bell""Social Calls With Mr. MacGuire"
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