Archive for the Tag 'James Earp'


Earps Were Shooting Long Before the OK Corral

  Midway through the Mexican-American War, a promising young soldier was  literally kicked out of the United States Army.  In December of 1847, a 33-year-old dragoon sergeant returned to his Monmouth, Illinois home because of an injury he incurred when kicked by a mule. Waiting for the sergeant was his pregnant wife, Ginny. When she delivered the following March, her husband named his newborn son after his company’s captain, whom he admired […]