Sept. 30, 2019

9 - John Wesley Hardin

9 - John Wesley Hardin

In the fall of 1868, John Wesley Hardin, a fugitive wanted for murder, was laying low when he got word that a group of three Union soldiers were on his trail. Not willing to be arrested and possibly hung, and not wanting to give the soldiers any...


In the fall of 1868, John Wesley Hardin, a fugitive wanted for murder, was laying low when he got word that a group of three Union soldiers were on his trail. Not willing to be arrested and possibly hung, and not wanting to give the soldiers any chance at gunning him down, he ambushed them. Killing two with a double-barreled shotgun and finishing off the third with an old cap and ball six -shooter.

He was 15 years old. And had just killed his 4thman.

During the course of his life he would be responsible for somewhere between 30 to 40 more killings, all of them, in his opinion, justifiable.

So What went wrong with John Wesley Hardin? How’d the son of a preacher man become one of the deadliest gunfighters the west would ever know? Find out as we take a look at the crazy life of John Wesley Hardin on this holy shit did this guy really like to kill edition of Bloody Beaver Podcast!