Aditional Information: Born with name Welford Chapman Bridwell, he changed it to Clay Beauford when he ran away from home and joined the Confederate Army at age 14. He served as drummer boy in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Beauford fought at Gettysburg and was in Picket’s Charge, being wounded three times. After the Civil War, he joined the U.S. Army, Company B, 5th Calvary in Nashville. He helped guide Lt. Col. George Crook’s men during his “winter campaign” against renegade Apaches. He worked as a civilian scout until 1875, when he became the San Carlos Apache Police Chief in Arizona. In that role he was tasked with keeping the peace among 4,000 Native Americans living on reservations. He took part in the capture of the Indian raider Geronimo at Ojo Caliente in 1877. He also became a cattle rancher, prospector, and respected official before eventually retiring to California.