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Ingalls in Payne County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Battle of Ingalls

1893

 

—Pop. 150 —

 
The Battle of Ingalls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning
1. The Battle of Ingalls Marker
Inscription. On the morning of September 1, 1893 the area around this sign was the scene of one of the fiercest gunfights in the history of the state. Ingalls at the time was the hideout of the Bill Doolin gang. It included Arkansas Tom, Bitter Creek Yocum, and Bill Dalton, a brother of the infamous Daltons who attacked Coffeyville, Kansas. These men in a sense owned the town. Many of the townsfolk were grateful to them because they spent money generously and created much commerce for the growing town.

When lawmen from Guthrie and Stillwater found out the outlaws were in Ingalls they formed a posse to capture them. A gunfight ensued and the outlaws escaped with the exception of Arkansas Tom who was captured. Three U.S. Deputy Marshalls and one local citizen were killed. The Doolin gang more or less fell apart after the Ingalls raid.
 
Location. 36° 6.095′ N, 96° 52.736′ W. Marker is in Ingalls, Oklahoma, in Payne County. Marker is on East 19th Avenue (County Road E0630) 0.1 miles east of South Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater OK 74074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Marshals Monument
The Battle of Ingalls Marker & U.S. Marshals Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning
2. The Battle of Ingalls Marker & U.S. Marshals Monument
(a few steps from this marker); Outlaw Battle (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History - Deputies versus the Wild Bunch. U.S. Marshals Service (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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