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Civilian

 

It wasn't just soldiers at the fort, the army had to have civilians to support the expedition. There were a number of capacities that required the expertise of trained individuals in their work/craft.

Boatmen
Teamsters
Dairy Farmers
Pig Farmer
Cowboys (cattle herders)
Furtraders

Laundresses (Civilian Contractors $8 a month + food/liquor rashions)
Sutler (Military contractor)
Indian Agent (Civilian under Dept of Indian Affairs)