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Billy the Kid Research Paper “Jose, do you fight as good with your pistol as you do with your mouth?” questions Billy the Kid. (Garrett) This is one of the most infamous statements Henry McCarty alias Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney said. As a child Henry McCarty did not have the easiest start. Born in New York to Patrick and Catherine McCarty about September 17, 1859. After the death of his father, Henry’s mother loaded her children and belongs, the family moved to Indiana. While in Indianapolis, Catherine met and a few years later married William Antrim. The newly married couple took the family south to Silver City, New Mexico. Not long after moving to Silver City, Catherine McCarty Antrim died from tuberculosis. When Catherine …show more content…

The death of Tunstall is the major event that kicked off the Lincoln County War and the Lincoln County Regulators. The first thing on the agenda for the Regulators was to avenge Tunstall’s death. The gang captured two men that had killed Tunstall and shot them. About a month later the gang caught up with Sheriff Brady and killed him along with one of his Deputies. These deaths added to Bonney’s growing list of crimes. Then the Battle of Lincoln in 1878 the Regulators staked out throughout town. The replacement Sheriff Peppin sent sharpshooters to kill the Regulators. The sharpshooters set fire to McSween’s home, the men inside bailed after almost the entire house was engulfed in …show more content…

Bonney by Governor Wallace. Sheriff Pat Garrett was on the hunt for Bonney and his posse. The Sheriff caught up with the gang at Stinking Springs. Bill Bonney was captured and take to Santa Fe via Las Vegas. A mob formed when they arrived in Las Vegas. While in jail Bonney was interviewed and said “if I only had my Winchester I’d lick the whole crowd.” (Tuska) After arriving in Santa Fe, Billy sent letters to Governor Wallace. Governor Wallace never intervened, and the charges went to trial. Two days after the trail Billy the Kid was sentenced to

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