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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

Alexander S. Clarke

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July 20 to Dec. 5, 1864; in the Shenandoah

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Nov. 21, 1864)

Campaign, Dec. 7, 1864, to Feb. 27, 1865, being engaged in "Torbert's Raid" towards Gordonsville, Dec. 18‑28, 1864; on "Sheridan's

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Feb. 6, 1865)

Raid" on the James River Canal, Feb. 27 to Apr. 2, 1865, being engaged in the Assault on the enemy's works at Waynesborough, Mar. 2, 1865, — Battle of Dinwiddie C. H., Mar. 31, 1865, — Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865, — and Action of Namozine Creek, Apr. 2, 1865, where he was

(Bvt. Captain, Apr. 2, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
at the Battle of Five Forks, Va.)

wounded; on leave of absence, disabled by wound, Apr. 2 to June, 1865; and as Adjutant, 1st Cavalry, Apr. 2 to Sep. 10, 1865, at New Orleans, La., June 23 to Sep. 13, 1865.

Captain, 44th Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Served: at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Infantry and Cavalry Tactics, Sep. 23, 1865, to Aug. 28, 1869, and of Infantry Tactics, May 1, 1869, to July 1, 1871; on leave of absence to Sep. 29, 1871; on

(Unassigned, May 27, 1869)

(Assigned to 5th Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1870)

frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Oct. 29, 1871; and on leave of absence to Mar. 1, 1872.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1872.

Civil History. — Physician, since 1872. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown. — Resided in Paris, France.

Died May 27, 1909, at Paris, France: Aged 67.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice.

Alexander Clarke also appears in a letter of his classmate Edward Willoughby Anderson's, June 24, 1860: a vignette of their very first days as plebes at West Point.

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