|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1890|
He moved from Canada to Ogdensburg, New York as a child and when grown operated a retail store in Michigan. When the Civil War broke out, he raised a company of soldiers and was commissioned in the 5th Michigan Cavalry. He served at Gettysburg and in several other major actions until he was wounded and retired as a major in August, 1864. He then worked for the Internal Revenue Service for a time before being appointed as the U.S. Marshal for Arizona Territory on June 12, 1878. For the first two years, he dispatched a number of posses to the Mexican border, attempting to control the lawlessness taking place there. Working for him was a number of well-known frontier characters including Leslie Blackburn, Virgil and Wyatt Earp, Joseph Evans, Joe Phy and others. The wounds that he suffered in the war never completely healed and were the ultimate cause of his death.
Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
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