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....."California Joe"....

Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE, USA

Moses Milner, nicknamed "California Joe", who left Kentucky
at age 14 and spent his first winter learning to hunt and trap
on the North Platte River. In 1848 he built a cabin on Brady
Island and traded with friendly Native Americans on the Loup,
Dismal, Platte, and Republican Rivers. He fought in the
Mexican War, was with Kit Carson at Adobe Wells, and
scouted for Generals Crook and Custer. In 1876 he was shot
in the back by an unknown assailant and was buried at
Fort Robinson and later mover to Fort McPherson National
Cemetery.

This continues my series on Fort McPherson National
Cemetery
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Thanks to everyone for looking in.
Larry

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