Journal of the Gun YearsBook
Clay Halser, a survivor of the Civil War, must flee to frontier America when he kills a man in self-defense, and his action brings him notoriety as a gunslinger and encounters with Billy the Kid and Wild Bill Hickock.
Back East, they told tall tales about Marshall Clay Halser, the fearless Civil War veteran who became known as the "Hero of the Plains" for his daring exploits in the Wild West. But the truth, as revealed in his private journals, is even more compelling.
A callow youth in search of excitement, Halser travels to the raucous cow towns of the frontier, where his steady nerve and ready trigger finger soon mark him as a gunfighter to be reckoned with. As both an outlaw and a lawman, he carves out a legendary career. But fame proves to be the one enemy he can never outdraw–and a curse that haunts him to the bitter end . . . .
This journal by Clay Halser, a Civil War veteran who uses his talent with a gun to make a living, details his life and the sacrifices he has to make for his career. Reissue.