Tom Bell was a surgeon in the Mexican American-War and he saw lots of action.
OK whats wrong?
He was shot by the enemy.
Following the war he traveled to California during the California Gold Rush but was unsuccessful as a prospector, later drifting around California as a gambler and as a doctor at times for several years.
looks like I hit big.
The outlaw "Doc Hedges" was arrested for stealing five mules. When he was arrested in 1855, wanting to confuse the peace officers, he gave the name Tom Bell, a small time cattle rustler.
In 1855 he was serving time in Angel Island Prison for robbery when he met Bill Gristy and successfully escaped several weeks later.
OK but we will need a distraction
lets escape together
With Gristy, Bell formed an outlaw gang of five men and began robbing stages for several months. They have now spotted a wagon with over 100,000$ bullion gold.
looks like we have had quite a success, we are not done yet.
the gang unsuccessfully attempted to rob it. In an exchange of gunfire a woman passenger was killed and two male passengers were wounded before the gang was driven off by the stagecoach guards.