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Pvt Abner Levi Blackburn
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- Paull B. Gunderson
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- Mark A Pederson
 Added: Oct. 11, 2008
 
Mormon Battalion, rank as a PVT in Company C. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.In 1889, retired San Bernardino, CA farmer, seafarer, and pioneer Abner Blackburn (1827-1904) began an account of his youthful wanderings across the North American continent. Referring to his memoir as "an account of my past misdeeds," Blackburn describes his experiences with Mormon pioneers, an astounding assortment of western tribes, and the last fur traders. After working on steamboats on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, Blackburn was a teamster for Brigham Young, marched with the Mormon Battalion to Santa Fe, crossed the Great Basin seven times in four years, and prospected for gold in California. Blackburn knew Joseph Smith, Jim Bridger, John Sutter, Sam Brannan, and a host of lesser-known but equally colorful characters. Abner Blackburn's narrative has a voice that is dry, salty, and western. His tale evokes a campfire on the high desert and an old frontiersman recollecting the seizing and settling of the American West
- Schott Family
 Added: Jul. 26, 2008
 
 
 
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