Mart Duggan-Limerick born US Marshall

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mart_j-_dugganMart Duggan (November 10, 1848 – April 9, 1888) was a gunfighter of the American Old West who, although mostly unknown today, was at the time one of the more feared men in the west. He is listed by author Robert K. DeArment, in his book “Deadly Dozen”, as one of the most underrated gunmen of the Old West.

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Standing only 5’ 5” tall, Martin “Mart” Duggan would hardly seem a threat, to some of the outlaws roaming the American frontier in his day. But, despite his small stature, Duggan became a legendary marshal who cleaned up the lawless town of Leadville, Colorado. He was one of the most feared gunmen in the west, reportedly killing at least 7 men.

Duggan was born Martin J. Duggan, in Limerick, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States as a child, with his parents, and was raised in the Irish slums of…

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