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MILITARY of NE
Gen. Henry ATKINSON ( -1842) - life story by grandson at the Centennial of the founding of Fort Atkinson
from Nebraska History & Record of Pioneer Days, Vol III, no.2, 1920
Col. J. D. BELL - WW II
Lt. Caspar COLLINS (see below)
Maj. General John C. FREMONT
Maj. Thomas CHILDS
James H. COOK, Indian Scout (1857- ) see Compendium of History, Reminiscence & Biograpy of Western Nebraska, p 636
Andrew Jackson HIGGINS (28 Aug 1886, Columbus, NE - 1 Aug 1952, buried at New Orleans, LA)
Designer of the landing craft and other boats used during WW II. He is featured at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
Philip KEARNY (see below)
Col. Stephen Watts KEARNY (see below)
Major Frank J. NORTH of Pawnee Scouts - obit from Platte County newspaper
General John J. PERSHING - from Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days, Vol I, no. 1, 1918
Col. William Fletcher SAPP (1824-1890) - Adj. General of NE Territory in 1861, etc.
Biography from History of Pottawattami Co, IA.
George W. THAYER
"Three Military Heroes of Nebraska" - S. W. KEARNY & Philip KEARNY, Lt. Caspar COLLINS.
Article from Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days, Vol II, no.4, 1919.
Gen. Alfred Maxmilian Gruenther - WW II. "Platte Center Proud to Call WW II Leader Native Son" by Julie Blum
Article in Columbus Telegram. (Platte County, Nebraska newspaper), See their archive for date: 29 Jan 2003
Note: The Columbus Telegram now charges for the use of their Archives - sorry.
Publications related to NE military (on-line)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA COMMAND AND SUPPORT CENTER
The History of the Post of Omaha, Fort Omaha, Fort Crook, and the Quartermaster Depots
by Fred M. Greguras
Western Forts reburial list (removals to Fort McPherson)
Provided by Fort McPherson Cemetery Administration
ALHN website, by Virginia A. Cisewski
Military History of Nebraska (abbreviated)
Nebraska Blue Book, 1920
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