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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

William P. Clark

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born June 27, 1845, Deer River, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 2, 1868, to June, 1869, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., June 14, 1869, to Oct., 1872, —

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, July 10, 1869)

Adjutant, 2d Cavalry, July 31, 1869, to July 1, 1876, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Oct., 1872, to July 5, 1876 (leave of absence, Nov. 8, 1874, to Jan. 10, 1875), — Ft. Ellis, Mon., July 22 to Aug. 4, 1876, — Acting Aide-de‑ p116 Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Crook, Aug. 24 to Nov., 1876, — commanding Indian Scout on Powder River Expedition, Nov.‑Dec., 1876, — Camp Robinson, Neb., Jan. to Nov., 1877, except while conducting Indian Delegation to Washington, D. C., Sep. 17 to Oct. 25, 1877, — Red Cloud Agency, to Jan. 7, 1878 (leave of absence, to Apr. 17, 1878), — Ft. Snelling, Min., Apr. 24 to May 21, 1878, — Scouting, June to Nov., 1878, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., Nov. 14, 1878 (Scouting, Feb.‑Mar., and June to Sep., 1879, being engaged, commanding battalion, in the Capture of Little Wolf's Band of Cheyenne Indians, near Box Elder Creek, Mon., Mar. 25, 1879, and in exploring and scouting the Big Horn Mountains, June 21 to Sep. 16, 1880), to Nov., 1880; preparing Map of Big Horn Mountains at Chicago, Ill., to Nov., 1883; and on duty at the Headquarters

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, Jan. 25, 1881)

of the Army, Washington, D. C., to Sep. 22, 1884, preparing a work on "Indian Sign Language."

Died, Sep. 22, 1884, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 39.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1885, for an obituary notice.º

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Clark's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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