Charles Barnhill, Deputy U.S. Marshal is the true saga of a lawman's life. He worked as a deputy US marshal in the Oklahoma-Indian Territory from 1879 until 1896 for the court of Judge Isaac Parker (the hanging judge) until the court was closed. He was a man as big as his legend, known among outlaws as the Bible-believing marshal. Charley never took the life of an outlaw, although he was involved in many gun fights and was wounded eight times in the performance of his duty. Who were the desperadoes who made Fort Smith the hangman's capital? Colorful but deadly men and women such as Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, who wore two six-guns over her skirt, the Wesley Barnett gang that killed four law officers before they were eradicated, a young ax murderer, a wife killer, and a young Indian boy who became one of the last men hung at Fort Smith. Discover them all in this dramatic book. Tales long forgotten come to life again.
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