Col. Henry B. Carrington - On December 21, 1866 the commander of Ft. Phil Kearney was led to believe that a wood cutting detail from the fort was under attack. Col. Henry B. Carrington sent Captain William Fetterman and eighty-one men to rescue them.
Calamity Jane wasn't exactly trying to be a prostitute—at least not full-time. After all, she looked masculine. But when she wasn't scouting and shooting Indians, which was what she was really known for, she was rumored to be paid for sleepin' with cowboys at Fort Laramie.
Timothy Isaiah Courtright, aka "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848 -1887), lawman, outlaw & gunfighter...In 1876, he became the first elected marshal of Fort Worth, TX and had to keep peace in the notorious Hells Half Acre section, the town's wild red-light district. At that time, Fort Worth was a very dangerous place, with altercations between unruly drunks and lawmen being commonplace.