In June of 1847, Lt. John K. Duer USN accompanied a Dragoon expedition to Santa Fe. He was carrying dispatches for the Pacific Squadron. Lt. Duer seems to have survived the trip overland for he shows up in 1849 aboard the USS SOUTHAMPTON in San Francisco Harbor. I also know that he died in 1859.
Does anyone have any furether information on him. I've tried the Naval History Center and they pretty much confimed what I had gathered.
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