In 1906, U.S. Marshals began serving the consular courts in China. They remained in China until 1943.
U.S. Marshals and most deputies were put on salary. Before 1896, Deputy U.S. Marshals were paid on a fee system (they received a certain amount of money for each task completed), and the U.S.
An appropriation act of June 18, 1878 prohibited marshals from using the military as part of a posse. This lessened the effectiveness of U.S.
The famous October 1881 shoot out in Tombstone, AZ was the result of a feud between the Earp brothers and the Cowboys gang.
Famed black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was named Marshal for the District of Columbia by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877. He was the first African American to be appointed a U.S.