Essay on The History of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp

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Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born March 19, 1848, in Monmouth, Illinois. Wyatt’s dad was a soldier in the Mexican War. Wyatt was named after a guy that was the leader of his dad’s unit. Wyatt never really had a permanent home because his dad was a drinker and gambler. Because, of his dad’s gambling and drinking problem he moved his family around a lot and thats why Wyatt didn’t have a permanent home. When Wyatt was thirteen the Civil War broke out, Wyatt wanted to go fight for the union like his older brothers but he was to young, so he snuck away from home and tried to enlist 3 times but was found out he was young and was sent home. Since he had to stay home he had to tend 8 acres on the farm and his two young brothers helped.

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Just a little before 3:00 P.M.the Earp brothers were walking down to the entrance of the O.K. Carral and the deputy of the town told him that the cowboys were leaving and were unarmed and Wyatt just ignored him and walked past him. When Wyatt got to them he walked up and said "You sons of bitches you wanted a fight well now you have one” that is a direct quote. The question of which side actually drew their guns first is still debated today, but it s believed that Virgil Earp pulled out his revolver and shot Billy Clanton in the chest at point-blank range, while Doc Holliday killed Tom McLaury with a blast from his double-barreled shotgun. Wyatt Earp shot Frank McLaury in the stomach, and the wounded man staggered out into the street but managed to pull his gun and return fire. Meanwhile, Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne ran for their lives. The wounded Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton both managed to get off several shots before collapsing, and Virgil, Morgan, and Doc were all hit. The sherrif of tombstone watched the gun fight and charged Wyatt Earp with murder then a month later the charge was taken off. But, despite its name, the gunfight actually occurred in a narrow lot six doors west of the rear entrance to the O.K. Corral on Fremont Street, and also in the street. Another famous gunfight Wyatt Earp was known for was killing Curly Bill while leaving Arizona. Wyatt Earp was told

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