Ben Wade is one of the wildest men in the Wild West. Serial KillerMass Murderer (once)EphebophileRapistRobberArsonist Evidence of such is that Wade will often point out such behavior in his captors: Mr. Butterfield listed off all of Wade's monetary crimes but none of his murders, Byron McElroy was protecting settlers from apache but used that to absolve himself of any guilt for his atrocities against them, and Wade makes a point of asking the Marshall of Contention how much Butterfield is paying him. When asked by Doc Potter if he blew up a wagonful of people, Wade corrects him by admitting he blew up a whole train of people. Although most senators believed that Johnson was guilty of the charges, they did not want the extremely radical Wade to become acting president. That's an interesting perspective. It's a rather straightforward moral tale in which Dan Evans ( Bale), a one-legged Civil War veteran turned rancher agrees to help escort the notorious outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) to the town of Contention in order to put him on the 3:10 train to Yuma prison all while trying to stay one step ahead of Wade's trailing gang. An opponent of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and the Kansas–Nebraska Act, Wade joined the nascent Republican Party as the Whigs collapsed. During the American Civil War, Wade was highly critical of President Abraham Lincoln; in a September 1861 letter, he privately wrote that Lincoln's views on slavery "could only come of one born of poor white trash and educated in a slave State." For other people named Benjamin Wade, see. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 4, 1864, by a margin of 73 ayes to 59 nays; the Senate passed it on July 2, 1864 by a margin of 18 ayes to 14 nays and was brought to Lincoln's desk. Wade signed, along with Davis, the Wade–Davis Manifesto, which accused the president of seeking reelection by the executive establishment of new state governments. He played a major role in founding the new Republican Party, emancipating the slaves, and battling the enemies of the Freedmen's Bureau. He’s had to learn to take care of himself — leading to a life of light scruples and heavy pockets. After strong opposition, the legislation was passed which provided for the first black contingent in the regular U.S. Army, consisting of six regiments: 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments. Ben’s daddy “got hisself killed over a shot of whiskey” and his mother abandoned him at a train station. After arriving back at Washington, D.C., he was one of those who blamed the attack on the supposed incompetence of the leadership of the Union Army. “Red River” Tom Whealington – A New Mexico outlaw, Whealington was shot and killed with Dick Rogers while attempting to break a friend out of jail in Springer, New Mexico on March 13, 1885.. Ben Wheeler – See Ben Robertson In Bisbee, Wade and his men enjoy a celebratory drink at the local Saloon. He also helped pass the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Morrill Act of 1862. https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Benjamin_Wade?oldid=175152, Unspecified date in 2009, Las Vegas, New Mexico: The Burger Corral robbery and massacre, June 2, 2010, El Paso, Texas: Unnamed gas station clerk. Hans L. Trefousse, "Wade, Benjamin Franklin" in John A. Garraty, ed., Last edited on 14 September 2020, at 18:56, President pro tempore of the United States Senate, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, 125th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Benjamin_Wade&oldid=978407847, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Land, Mary. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.