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Morgan Earp, lawman and gunfighter

Morgan Earp (1851-1882) – Brother of Wyatt Earp, he served as a lawman in Butte, Montana and Pima County, Arizona, before joining his brothers in Tombstone, where he went to work for Virgil Earp as a police officer. In the battle with the Clantons at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881, he was shot in the side by Tom McLaury. Doc Holliday instantly countered, blowing McLaury away with blasts from both barrels of his shotgun. Morgan survived the wounds,; but, on March 18, 1882, Ike Clanton and four henchmen took revenge. While Earp was playing pool at Campbell and Hatch's Saloon in Tombstone, Clanton and four of his henchmen shot and killed him. Morgan’s body was brought back to California where he is buried at Hermosa Cemetery in Colton, California.
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Morgan Earp, lawman and gunfighter