Posted By:Vern Dander
Subject:Death of Brigadier General CLARKE in CA in 1860
Post Date:December 18, 2006 at 12:46:43
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Am not related but may be of interest to some one who is. I have no further info but some may be found in extracts from old newspapers at URL:


Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
15-20 October 1860
>>Friday, 19 Oct 1860<<

Brigadier General CLARKE, Commanding Pacific Division, U.S.A., died in San Francisco on Wednesday. The 'Alta' says he entered the service in 1812, at the age of 19, and was 67 years old at his decease -- his rank being Colonel of 6th Infantry. He distinguished himself in the war of 1812 and in Florida, and has always been on the frontier, doing good and unceasing service to his country. He served through the Mexican war, where he commanded a brigade, and was present at nearly all the battles in Mexico, after which war he was brevetted Brigadier General.