Re: Indians in the CA Infantry, Civil War
FORMER PONY RIDER DIES IN THIS CITY
Morning Appeal (Carson City, NV), Wednesday, August 12, 1931
Harvey Fowler, former pony express rider, Indian fighter and civil war veteran,
passed away in this city this morning at the age of 96 years 11 months. (note: the
headstone reads August 11, 1845 – August 11, 1931… that would make him 86
years old to the day).dr
A native of Missouri he fought as a young man in the civil war. Following the war
he came west and acted as an Indian scout as a private and rose to a captaincy.
He was in a number of engagements with the Indians in the west and southwest.
He spoke the language of nearly all of the western Indians and also several foreign
He came to this city a number of years ago where he continued to make his home.
His eyesight failed and he has been confined to his home for the past several
and mothers who were full Cherokee.
He leaves a wife Nellie Fowler, a daughter May of Seattle, Washington and
daughter Corina of Chicago.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Catholic church,
Rev. Father Murphy officiating. Interment will be in the G. A. R. cemetery.
The funeral is under the direction of the Kitzmeyer-Elges Co.