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Battle of Ingalls

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.

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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?Old West History Made Easy

  • Oklahombres

  • Wild Bunch

  • Hangmen

2) They had found a safe haven in the town of Ingalls, which unwittingly harbored many outlaws during that period.

  • True or False?

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

  • Wyatt Earp

  • 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?

  • "Last Chance"

  • "Buntline"

  • "Bittercreek"

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.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

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?

  • Next day

  • Next week

  • Four weeks

8) Ingalls bystander was fatally shot by a stray round as he attempted to take cover inside Vaughn's Saloon. Another bystander, known as Old Man Ramson, was hit in the leg.  Who was the bystander?

  • Young Simmons

  • Dave White

  • Ira Cain

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.

  • True or False?


Battle of Ingalls

  1. Hangmen

  2. True

  3. Evett Dumas "E.D." Nix

  4. Bittercreek

  5. True

  6. False.  He pursued damages against the government two years later, but lost his case much thanks to US Marshal Nix staunchly defending his deputy marshals actions.

  7. Next day

  8. Young Simmons

  9. Deputy Marshal Richard Speed

  10. True

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