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Ben Thompson

Biography

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National Speed C'ships 2014 - R Jagger, R Thompson & S Lawman 200m Obstacles - Leeds Phoenix LSC

 

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Fox Deputy Stephen Dorff Series Premiere Jan. 2, 2020

Ben Thompson was a gunman, gambler, and sometimes lawman of the Old West. He was a contemporary of "Buffalo" Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, John Wesley Hardin, and "Wild Bill" Hickock, some of whom considered him a friend, others an enemy. Thompson fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and later for Emperor Maximilian in Mexico. When hired in 1881 as marshal in Austin, Texas, the crime rate reportedly dropped sharply. Thompson was murdered at the age of 40 in San Antonio, Texas, in the "Vaudeville Theater Ambush."
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  • Personal 

  • Military service 

  • Imprisonment 

  • Abilene, Wild Bill, and John Wesley Hardin 

  • Altercation in Ellsworth 

  • Return to Texas 

  • Murdered in San Antonio 

  • Fate of Thompson's property 

  • Television portrayal