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Lieut John Slater
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Birth: 1832, Ireland
Death: Nov. 5, 1867
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

Slater was a Civil War Veteran. He enlisted into the army on September 25, 1861 at Grass Valley California. He served wth Company K, 5th Regiment California Infantry. During the war Slater was seriously wounded by Apaches, while pursuing a herd of stolen horses in New Mexico. After recovering from his wounds, Slater was discharged from the army on September 25, 1864 at Santa Fe New Mexico. He then became a US Mail Carrier. On November 5, 1867, Slater was preparing to depart on his route from Ft. Bowie, when he observed several Apaches preparing to steal the fort's horse herd. Sounding the alarm, he pursued the Apaches with 1st Lt John Carroll, who at the time was in command of the fort. Both were mounted on horses and quickly moved far ahead of the accompanying infantry. On the west side of Helen's Dome, above Apache Pass, the Apaches ambushed Slater and Carroll. Both were killed. Carroll was originally buried at the post cemetery next to Slater. 
Fort Bowie Post Cemetery
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Randy
Record added: Apr 30, 2007
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Lieut John Slater
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Lieut John Slater
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