Private Richard S. Gilbert

Private Richard S. Gilbert

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 1847

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Richard S. Gilbert

Private Richard Gilbert, Private Littleton Rattan, and Lieutenant Thomas Couzens were killed during a fight with Indians near the headwaters of the Nueces River.

The Rangers had pursued the Indians, who had stolen several horses from their camp. They engaged in hand-to-hand combat after a nine-day pursuit. Private Gilbert and Private Rattan were both killed during the fight. Lieutenant Couzens was struck by an arrow and died from his wounds on January 11th, 1848.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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