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Truman Head

Military Person

Private Truman Head, commonly known as "California Joe", was a famous member of the United States Sharpshooters during the American Civil War. He was under the command of Hiram Berdan. "On our campground (Yorktown, VA) was the celebrated tree in which the rebel darkey sharp-shooter was shot by "California Joe." It then lay on its side, twenty-one feet in circumference and hollow, and was used by our regiment for a guard-house."[2] [2] History of the Eleventh Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, in the War of the Rebellion (Committee of the Eleventh Regiment Veteran Association 1881) pg. 186  ( Wikipedia article )

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