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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Darius D. Clark

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1850‑51, — Ft. Scott, Kan.,

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Jan. 7, 1851)

1851‑53, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853, — and Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Sep. 3, 1855, — and Camp near Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856‑58; and on frontier duty on March to California, 1858, — Benicia, Cal., 1858, — March to Colorado, 1858‑59, — Camp Prentiss, Dak., 1859, — and Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1859.

Died, Dec. 2, 1859, at Ft. Yuma, Cal.: Aged 32.

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, NY.a

Thayer's Note:

a I am not absolutely certain that the grave on that page belongs to this officer, but the dates fit, and the place would be in his home state. Our man was definitely first buried at Ft. Yuma (see the Find-a‑Grave page), but his body was later moved.

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