62.19.4 1861-1867 Civil War pocket watch worn by Colonel Gates 2" Diameter Gates enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. Following the war, Gates returned to his farm and in 1874, he was elected as Sheriff of Buchanan County. He served in that post until 1877. From 1877 to 1881, he served as State Treasurer of Missouri. Following his tenure as State Treasurer, he served as United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri under President Grover Cleveland, and was engaged in the transfer and bus business in St. Joseph, Missouri until his death at 87 years old.
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