The Ill-Fated McDaniel Brothers

Both outlaws; both paid the price.

Brothers Tom and Bud McDaniel both rode with the James-Younger Gang. Bud died after a jail break in the summer of 1875. Tom followed a few months later.

He was one of the outlaws (along with Frank James and Cole Younger) who held up a bank in Huntington, West Virginia on September 1, 1875. They got away clean (with about $10,000). But two weeks later, they approached a cabin near Pine Hill, Kentucky. Residents there called for the strangers to identify themselves and opened fire when nothing happened.  McDaniel was mortally wounded and died a few hours later.

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