Chatham Roberdeau Wheat
Chatham Roberdeau Wheat was many things in his day: a US Volunteer in the Mexican War; a lawyer in New Orleans; a "filibuster":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster_(military) in Mexico and Cuba; an arms dealer; a mercenary in the War of Italian …
Henry M'Donald Fraser
A Pinkerton agent shadowing Bob Wheat, he was murdered by an assassin on Wheat's orders.
Maksimillian Ivanych Baryatinsky
According to Maksim, he was born into Russian nobility, but his involvement with political organizations at home eventuated his betrayal at the hands of his supposed cohorts. He fled Russia and traveled the world, eventually coming to America to try his …
Tom Shandy was a hired man; he got his start at eighteen as a Regulator back in Illinois in the "Regulator-Banditti War":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banditti_of_the_Prairie of '41. From there he drifted, hunting Indians in Minnesota during the "Uprising …
The Kinnock Gang
The Kinnock brothers served as hired guns for the railroads up in Utah in the earlier part of the decade, before heading down to Abilene to contract for cattle concerns. Rumor had it that in between, they undertook to hunt Indians in parts west.
Lydia Baudry Des Lozières
All gunslingers of one sort or another for cattle firms, veterans of range wars, bounty men in the war, some fought in Bloody Kansas for whoever would pay more.