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During the summer of , he settled in Denver under the alias "Tom Mackey" and found work as a faro dealer for John A.
Babb's Theatre Comique at Blake Street. He got in an argument with Bud Ryan, a well-known and tough gambler. Drawing knives, they fought, and Holliday left Ryan seriously wounded. In the fall of , Miller moved the Bella Union to Deadwood site of the gold rush in the Dakota Territory , and Holliday went with him. When he left Kansas, he went to Breckenridge, Texas , where he gambled. On July 4, , he had a disagreement with gambler Henry Kahn, and Holliday beat him repeatedly with his walking stick.
Both men were arrested and fined, but Kahn was not finished.
Later that same day, he shot and seriously wounded the unarmed Holliday. His cousin, George Henry Holliday, moved west to help him recover. Once healed, Holliday relocated to Fort Griffin , Texas. Her nose was a prominent feature. Rudabaugh fled south into Texas. Wyatt Earp was given a temporary commission as deputy U. Shanssey suggested Earp ask gambler Doc Holliday, who had played cards with Rudabaugh. John H. Holliday, Dentist, very respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Dodge City and surrounding county during the Summer.
Office at Room No. Where satisfaction is not given, money will be refunded. During the summer, the two cowboys—accompanied by another two dozen men—rode into Dodge and shot up the town while galloping down Front Street. They entered the Long Branch Saloon, vandalized the room, and harassed the customers. Hearing the commotion, Earp burst through the front door, and before he could react, a large number of cowboys were pointing their guns at him. In another version, there were only three to five cowboys.
In both stories, Holliday was playing cards in the back of the room and upon seeing the commotion, drew his weapon and put his pistol at Morrison's head, forcing him and his men to disarm, rescuing Earp from a bad situation. In an Dodge newspaper advertisement, he promised money back for less than complete customer satisfaction, but this was the last known time that he worked as a dentist.
Miguel Otero , who would later become governor of New Mexico Territory , said he was present when Holliday walked into the saloon with a cocked revolver in his hand and challenged White to settle an outstanding argument.
White was serving customers at the time and took cover behind a bar, then started shooting at Holliday with his revolver. During the fight, Holliday shot White in the scalp. But there are no contemporaneous newspaper reports of the incident. Historian Gary L. Roberts found a record for a Private Robert Smith who had been shot and killed by an "unknown assailant", but Holliday was never linked to the death. Doc opened a dental practice and continued gambling as well, but the winter was unseasonably cold and business was slow.
The New Mexico Territorial Legislature passed a bill banning gambling within the territory with surprising ease. The ban on gambling combined with extreme low temperatures persuaded him to return to Dodge City for a few months.
Accompanied by his common-law wife Mattie Blaylock, his brother Jim, and his wife Bessie, they left for Arizona Territory.
Marshal Bat Masterson. Both were striving to be the first to provide rail access to the boom town of Leadville, Colorado.
Doc remained there for about two and a half months. The federal intervention prompted the so-called "Treaty of Boston" to end the fighting. A new town was built up near the tracks and prostitution and gambling flourished there. Former U. Army scout Mike Gordon tried to persuade one of the saloon girls, a former girlfriend, to leave town with him. She refused and Gordon stormed outside. He began firing into the building,  and a few hours later, Gordon was found mortally wounded outside.
Some attribute the shooting to Holliday, but no conclusive evidence of who killed Gordon was ever found. While in town, he was fined twice for keeping a gambling device, and again for carrying a deadly weapon.
He told Holliday he was headed for the silver boom going on in Tombstone , Arizona Territory. Holliday and Horony joined Wyatt and his wife Mattie, as well as Jim Earp and his wife and step daughter, and they left the next day for Prescott , Arizona Territory. They arrived within a few weeks and went straight to the home of Constable Virgil Earp and his wife Allie. Holliday and Horony checked into a hotel and when Wyatt, Virgil, and James Earp with their wives left for Tombstone, Holliday remained in Prescott, where he thought the gambling opportunities were better.
Some accounts report that the Earps sent for Holliday for assistance with dealing with the outlaw Cowboys. Holliday quickly became embroiled in the local politics and violence that led up to the Gunfight at the O. Corral in October Accused in stagecoach robbery[ edit ] Holliday and Horony had many fights. After a particularly nasty, drunken argument, Holliday kicked her out. They plied Horony with more booze and suggested to her a way to get even with Holliday.
Bob Paul , who had run for Pima County sheriff and was contesting the election he lost due to ballot stuffing , was working as the Wells Fargo shotgun messenger. He had taken the reins and driver's seat in Contention City because the usual driver, a well-known and popular man named Eli "Budd" Philpot, was ill.
Philpot was riding in Paul's place as shotgun when three cowboys stopped the stage between Tombstone and Benson, Arizona and tried to rob it. Philpot and passenger Peter Roerig, riding in the rear dickey seat , were both shot and killed. Later that day, Drunk, Holliday returned to Joyce's saloon.
He insulted Joyce and demanded his firearm back. Joyce refused and threw him out, but Holliday came back carrying a revolver and started firing.
Joyce pulled out a pistol and Holliday shot the revolver out of Joyce's hand, putting a bullet through his palm. When Joyce's bartender, Parker, tried to grab his gun, Holliday wounded him in the toe. Joyce picked up his pistol and pistol-whipped Holliday, knocking him out.
He shot and wounded both men and was convicted of assault. With the cowboy plot revealed, Spicer freed Holliday. The district attorney threw out the charges, labeling them "ridiculous". Holliday gave Horony some money and put her on a stage out of town. Corral[ edit ] Main article: Gunfight at the O. He received reports that cowboys with whom they had had repeated confrontations were armed in violation of the city ordinance that required them to deposit their weapons at a saloon or stable soon after arriving in town.
The cowboys had repeatedly threatened the Earps and Holliday. Fearing trouble, Virgil temporarily deputized Holliday and sought backup from his brothers Wyatt and Morgan. Virgil retrieved a short coach gun from the Wells Fargo office and the four men went to find the cowboys.
To avoid alarming citizens and lessen tension when disarming the cowboys, Virgil gave the coach gun to Holliday so he could conceal it under his long coat. Virgil Earp took Holliday's walking stick. Holliday was boarding at Fly's house and he possibly thought they were waiting there to kill him.
Cowboys witnesses testified that Holliday first pulled out a nickel-plated pistol he was known to carry, while others reported he first fired a longer, bronze-colored gun, possibly the coach gun. Holliday killed Tom McLaury with a shotgun blast in the side of his chest. Holliday was grazed by a bullet possibly fired by Frank McLaury who was on Fremont Street at the time. He supposedly challenged Holliday, yelling, "I've got you now! You're a daisy if you have. Holliday may have also wounded Billy Clanton.
Holliday may have been on McLaury's right and Morgan Earp on his left. McLaury was shot in the right side of the head, so Holliday is often given credit for shooting him. However, Wyatt Earp had shot McLaury in his torso earlier, a shot that alone could have killed him.
McLaury would have turned away after having been hit and Wyatt could have placed a second shot in his head. Following that, Morgan Earp was ambushed and killed in March Several Cowboys were identified by witnesses as suspects in the shooting of Virgil Earp on December 27, , and the assassination of Morgan Earp on March 19, Additional circumstantial evidence also pointed to their involvement.
Wyatt Earp had been appointed deputy U. After Morgan's murder, Wyatt Earp and his deputies guarded Virgil Earp and Allie on their way to the train for Colton, California where his father lived, to recuperate from his serious shotgun wound.
In Tucson, on March 20, , the group spotted an armed Frank Stilwell and reportedly Ike Clanton hiding among the railroad cars, apparently lying in wait with the intent to kill Virgil. Frank Stilwell's body was found at dawn alongside the railroad tracks, riddled with buckshot and gunshot wounds.
On March 21, they returned briefly to Tombstone, where they were joined by Texas Jack Vermillion and possibly others. They learned Spence was in jail  and that Cruz was cutting wood nearby. They followed the direction Judah indicated and he soon heard a dozen or so shots. When Cruz did not return the next morning, Judah went looking for him, and found his body full of bullet holes.
With Wyatt and Holliday in the lead, the six lawmen surmounted a small rise overlooking the springs. They surprised eight cowboys camping near the springs. Wyatt Earp and Holliday left the only record of the fight. Curly Bill recognized Wyatt Earp in the lead and immediately grabbed his shotgun and fired at Earp. The other Cowboys also drew their weapons and began firing.
Earp dismounted, shotgun in hand. Lacking cover, Holliday, Johnson, and McMaster retreated. Vermillion tried to retrieve his rifle wedged in the scabbard under his fallen horse, exposing himself to the Cowboys' gunfire. Doc Holliday helped him gain cover. Wyatt had trouble remounting his horse because his cartridge belt had slipped down around his legs. Another bullet struck his boot heel and his saddle horn was hit as well, burning the saddle hide and narrowly missing Wyatt.
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