Milner, Moses

Milner, (Moses Embree) “California Joe”

(1829–76) frontier figure, scout; born near Stanford, Ky. He went west in 1849 and served in the Civil War. He was a scout for Gen. George Custer (1868), Col. Dodge (1875), and the Fifth Cavalry (1876). He was killed by a civilian who bore him a grudge. He was known as an "invaluable guide and Indian fighter" while sober.
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