In life, Clell Miller was a gun-toting Confederate bushwacker raised in Clay County. He was later an outlaw with Jesse James and was gunned down during a botched hold-up in 1876 in Northfield, Minn.
In death, Miller has become a source of mystery and intrigue. For years, Miller’s family believed the body buried at Muddy Fork Cemetery in Kearney was Clell Miller. But a medical student who gunned down Miller on Sept. 7, 1876, claimed that he kept the outlaw’s skeleton.
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