During the completion of the construction of the Dragoon Springs stage stop in September of 1858, 3 men were brutally attacked in their sleep leaving 1 of them dead and 2 dying.
The murderers then turned their weapons on the one remaining man: Silas St. John.
St. John turned out to be more than they bargained for.
This is the heroic tale of Silas St. John: "Of His Stuff the West Was Made."
In 1862 a battle occurred at this same location between CSA soldiers and Apache warriors, that video is here:
For more about this topic, check out these books:
A Historical Guide To The Mormon Battalion and Butterfield Trail - Dan Talbot
The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869 - Conkling, Roscoe and Margaret
Category: Firearms Education Uploaded: 06/14/2016