The Battle of Ingalls (September 1, 1893) was a
gunfight between US Marshals and the Doolin-Dalton gang, during the
closing years of the Old West, in Ingalls, Oklahoma.
What do you know about the
Battle of Ingalls?
Old West History Trivia quiz.
answers at the bottom of the page.
1) The Doolin-Dalton gang had been involved in a
number of train robberies and bank robberies, beginning around 1891.
What was a name not associated with the Doolin-Dalton gang?
2) They had found a safe haven in the town of
Ingalls, which unwittingly harbored many outlaws during that period.
3) On September 1, 1893, a posse was organized by
the new U.S. Marshal, , which entered the outlaw town of Ingalls with
the intent to capture the gang. Who was the U.S. Marshall?
Evett Dumas "E.D." Nix
Roger Earl Smith
4) The gunbattle began when the US Marshals, led
by Deputy Marshal John Hixon, engaged Newcomb, which resulted in a
shootout exchange that left Newcomb badly wounded after firing at the
most two rounds. What was Newcomb's nickname?
5) A large number of the outlaws then opened fire
from a saloon, resulting in the lawmen returning fire, killing one horse
and firing in such a manner as to force the outlaws to flee out a side
door of the saloon, taking refuge in a large stable.
6) A civilian known only as Murray, who owned the
saloon, then engaged the Marshals in a shootout from his saloon's front
doorway, during which the marshals shot him in the ribs and arm. Murray
was badly wounded and arrested. He pursued damages against the
government two years later, but won his case.
7) From an extremely good and elevated angle,
"Arkansas Tom" Jones then opened fire with a rifle. Having an
advantage over the marshals, he was able to push them into points of
cover, during which he shot Deputy Marshal Thomas Hueston. When
did Hueston die?
8) Ingalls bystander was fatally shot by a stray
round as he attempted to take cover inside
Saloon. Another bystander, known as Old Man Ramson, was hit in the
leg. Who was the bystander?
9) Who did Bill Doolin, the co-leader of the
gang, shot and kill?
Deputy Marshal Richard Speed
Deputy Marshal Richard Gunnerman
Deputy Marshal Speed Reynolds
10) Of the outlaws, "Bittercreek"
Newcomb was seriously wounded but escaped, "Dynamite Dick"
Clifton was slightly wounded but escaped, and "Arkansas Tom"
Jones, who had shot at least one of the deputies and one citizen, was
stunned by the dynamite and captured.