A Fistful of Ghost Rock
Corporal James "Six Fingers" Carston
A veteran of the Civil War, James “Six Fingers” Carston was sentenced to death in 1877 for his actions in murdering Northern civilians, including the butchering of children. In order to appease their British allies, the Confederacy was forced to court-martial the entire leadership of the 33rd Virginia. However, due to a few well-placed bribes, the guns that were aimed at James were loaded with blanks, and a huckster member of the 33rd was able to free Carston, allowing him to escape. Using the huckster as a shield for the bullets that came his way, James Carston was able to escape justice, killing a cousin of Jefferson Davis in the process. It was for this crime that the Confederacy has a bounty on his head, payable dead or alive.
Killed on June 28th, 1879, by the posse; body dismembered (six-fingered hand and head removed to claim bounty).