“Milo Lucius Pierce, The Story of a Cattleman in 1870s New Mexico and
His Descendants in the American West”

by Carole Pierce Gardner and Kathleen Oliver Stockton, self-published, 2009

Milo Lucius Pierce was born at Athens, Menard (now Sangamon) County, Illinois on 4 August 1838. He was the son of Hollom Pierce and Lucena Winters, who had just arrived in Menard County from New York State with Hollom’s parents, Hollom’s young family, and the Winters family. Milo grew up in Menard, and after in Logan County Illinois. He and his 4
brothers joined the Union Army there.

This book begins in Illinois and traces Milo’s adventures in the Civil War, his activities the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, through his death in Roswell, New Mexico. It continues with his descendants who migrated to California and are still living there.

Copies of the book have been donated by the author in the Athens Municipal Library, Special Collections, and at the Petersburg Public Library. The book is paper-bound, 8-1/5 x 11 inches, containing 79 pages including 39 pages of photographs and documents, with source
documentation, and descendant charts. For more information contact Carole Pierce Gardner at carole.gardner@comcast.net


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