Michael Sexton enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on Oct. 11, 1864 in Placerville, California, and was assigned to the newly created 7th Regiment, which fought during the Civil War on Indian campaigns against the Apache in Arizona Territory. He was posted to Fort Mason on the Santa Cruz River, and mustered out on June 28, 1866 at the San Francisco Presidio, subsequently receiving a pension in 1893 as a Civil War veteran.
7 Cal Inf
Grave is marked with a military headstone - it is quite worn now and very hard to read
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