Private Alvin A. Clark

Private Alvin A. Clark

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 29, 1866

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Alvin A. Clark

Alvin A. Clark enlisted in the 2nd Parker County Minute Men (Texas Rangers) on April 26, 1866 at Weatherford in Parker County and for an enlistment of 3 months and 9 days. Captain Hartford Howard and his ranger company were pursuing Indians who had killed several citizens and stolen livestock in the county. Private Alvin A. Clark and 7 citizens were on patrol when they were attacked by hostile Indians near Springtown. Private Clark was killed and two citizens were wounded. The newspaper reported that none of the Indians were injured. The Indians traveled down the Brazos Valley as far as Comanche Peak in Johnson County stealing horses, and then started back north.

Clark was reported to be 20 years old. He had served 2 months and 3 days of his enlistment.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 29, 2020

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