Western cowboy, buffalo hunter, and frontiersman, little is known of Andrew L. Roberts early life or from whence he came. Legend has it that he was known as Bill Williams in Texas, where he served as a Texas Ranger. His history also tells us that he fought for the Union Army during the Civil War, reaching the rank of sergeant before his discharge; rode with Buffalo Bill Cody hunting bison, and had a fierce reputation as an Indian Fighter.
Somewhere along the line he took a load of buckshot in his right arm which made it impossible for him to raise his rifle higher than his hip. This earned him the nickname of “Buckshot” Roberts, but did little to hamper his deadly aim.