Amnesty for George Coe

george coeGeorge Coe fought as a Regulator during the Lincoln County War, and got something his pal Billy the Kid didn’t—amnesty for his actions.

Coe was one of the men who confronted Andrew “Buckshot” Roberts at Blazer’s Mill on April 4, 1878.  Roberts and the Regulators opened up on one another; Buckshot was fatally hurt, but he killed Dick Brewer and wounded several others.  George Coe lost his trigger finger in the shootout.

Coe was later charged in Robert’s murder, but Governor Lew Wallace gave him amnesty. Coe lived a respectable life until his death in 1941.

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