Private Littleton P. Rattan

Private Littleton P. Rattan

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 1847

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Littleton P. Rattan

Private Littleton Rattan, Private Richard Gilbert, 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.

Private Rattan's cousin, Private Wade Rattan, was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 25th, 1841, while also serving with the Texas Rangers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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