A Titan of Ethical Banking — George W. Kassler

A Titan of Ethical Banking — George W. Kassler

In 1861, he was elected as clerk (or assistant) to Major J.S. Filmore, then Paymaster for the United States of America. For a time, Mr. Kassler followed Major Filmore south into New Mexico where he became actively engaged in paying the troops keeping the peace within that territory.

LIFE IS A CIRCUS: FREDERICK GILMER BONFILS 1860 -1933

LIFE IS A CIRCUS: FREDERICK GILMER BONFILS 1860 -1933 One of the most colorful figures of the Old West, Frederick Gilmer Bonfils was born in Troy, Missouri. At age 18, he entered the United States Military Academy from which he resigned three years later to pursue a...
Soldier and Statesman — Henry Moore Teller

Soldier and Statesman — Henry Moore Teller

His natural capacity to lead prompted Governor John Evans to appoint him Major General of Colorado’s territorial militia. Teller held this position from 1863 to 1865, during which he helped settle disputes with the Arapaho and Cheyenne peoples, who had recently been forced off their ancestral lands in the eastern plains.