Billy Dixon

Billy Dixon

William "Billy" Dixon (September 25, 1850 – March 9, 1913) scouted the Texas Panhandle for the Army, hunted buffalo for the train companies, defended the Adobe Walls settlement against Indian attack with his legendary buffalo rifle, and was one of eight civilians in the history of the U.S. to receive the Medal of Honor.

Read more about Billy Dixon:  Early Life, Second Battle of Adobe Walls, Army Scout, Later Years and Death

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Billy Dixon - Later Years and Death
... In 1883, Dixon returned to civilian life and built a home near the Adobe Walls site ... In 1894, he married Olive King Dixon of Virginia, who for nearly three years was the only woman in Hutchinson County ... Dixon died from pneumonia at his Cimarron County homestead in 1913 and was buried in Texline ...

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