Thomas Bell Poole

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Thomas Bell Poole (1818–1865) was under-sheriff of Monterey County, and member of the Knights of the Golden Circle serving as a crewman of the Confederate privateer J. M. Chapman. He was later a leader of Captain Ingram's Partisan Rangers and was captured and tried for killing a Deputy Sheriff following the Bullion Bend Robbery. He was found guilty of murder and was hanged at Placerville, California on September 29, 1865.[1]