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Near Brackettville in Kinney County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. Army Unit Memorial

Fort Clark, Texas

 
 
Infantry Regiments Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 17, 2012
1. Infantry Regiments Plaque
Inscription. Infantry Regiments

1st Infantry, 1852-1855; 1858-1859
3rd Infantry, 1860-1861
4th Infantry, 1902
5th Infantry, 1855-1856
8th Infantry, 1859
10th Infantry, 1872-1879
18th Infantry, 1889-1894
19th Infantry, 1882-1889
20th Infantry, 1878-1880
22nd Infantry, 1879-1882
23rd Infantry, 1894-1898
24th Infantry, 1869-1870; 1872; 1876-1878
25th Infantry, 1870-1872; 1873; 1877-1878
26th Infantry, 1906
41st Infantry, 1868-1869 (combined with 38th to be 24th Inf)
3rd Texas Infantry, 1898-1899 (duration of Span-Am War)

Cavalry Formations

1st Dragoons, April 1854
Regiment of Mounted Rifles, 1854-1856
1st Cavalry, 1903-1906
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 1922-1941
2nd Cavalry, 1856-1859
2nd Cavalry Division, 1943-1944
4th Cavalry, 1866-1868; 1873-1875; 1878-1879
5th Cavalry, 1893-1898; 1921-1941
7th Cavalry, 1893-1895
8th Cavalry, 1876-1888
9th Cavalry, 1868-1873; 1875-1876; 1899-1900; 1943-1944
10th Cavalry, 1876-1878; 1900-1901
12th Cavalry, 1901-1903
13th Cavalry, 1917-1921
14th Cavalry, 1912-1916
27th Cavalry, 1943-1944 [Fort Clark’s Own]
112th Cavalry, 1941-1943
113th Cavalry, 1941-1942
306th Cavalry, 1917-1918

Other Units
Cavalry Formations Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 17, 2012
2. Cavalry Formations Plaque
and Service


3rd Cavalry, 1886 – 1893; 1908 – 1910; 1912
U.S. Camel Corps, 30 June 1857
1st Artillery Regiment, Jan-Oct 1856; Aug 1859 – July 1860
2nd Artillery Regiment, May 1878 – Oct 1880
99th Field Artillery, Feb 1943 – Feb 1944
12th & 125th Cos, Coastal Artillery, Mar 1901 – June 1902
Machine Gun Platoon, Sept 1912 – Apr 1915
Machine Gun Troop, May 1915 – June 1916
1st Machine Gun Squadron, Sept 1921 – June 1928
1855th Service Unit, Woman’s Army Corps, 1943 – 1944
Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts [Fort Clark’s Honor Guard]
Aug 1872 – Sept 1892; Mar 1899 – Sept 1914
Lipan Indian Scouts, Dec 1878 – Jan 1880
Tonkawa Indian Scouts, Dec 1881 – July 1882

20 June 1852 – 28 August 1944
Elements of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Finance Department;
Quartermaster Corps; Commissary Department; Ordnance Department;
Signal Corps; Chemical Warfare Service; Air Corps; Military Police Corps;
Transportation Corps; Medical Department; Hospital Corps; Nurse Corps;
Dental Corps; Veterinary Corps; Medical Service Corps; and Chaplains Corps
Army Bands
Post Sutlers; Packers; Teamsters and other Civilian Employees
Daughters of Mars – Army Laundresses; Army Wives and Children
The
Other Units and Service Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 17, 2012
3. Other Units and Service Plaque
Indispensable Army Mule and Man’s Noblest Companion … the Horse

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
with service at Fort Clark, Texas


ALBEE, GEORGE E. First Lieutenant, 41st U.S. Infantry. At Brazos River, Tex., 28 October 1869. Date of issue: 18 January 1894.

BLISS, ZENAS R. Colonel, 7th Rhode Island Infantry. At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Date of issue: 30 December 1898.

CARTER, ROBERT G. Second Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. On Brazos, River, Tex., 10 October 1871. Date of issue: 27 February 1900.

COMFORT, JOHN W. Corporal, Company A, 4th U.S. Cavalry. At Staked Plains, Tex., 5 November 1874. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

FACTOR, POMPEY1 Private, Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875. Date of issue: 28 May 1875.

LAWTON, HENRY W. Captain, Company A, 30th Indiana Infantry. At Atlanta, Ga., 3 August 1864. Date of issue: 22 May 1893.

LYTLE, LEONIDAS S. Sergeant, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

McCABE, WILLIAM Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

NEAL, SOLON D. Private, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

PAINE,
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients with service at Fort Clark, Texas image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 17, 2012
4. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients with service at Fort Clark, Texas
ADAM1 Private, Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Tex., 26-27 September 1874. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

PAYNE, ISAAC1 Trumpeter, Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875. Date of issue: 28 May 1875.

PHOENIX, EDWIN Corporal, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Date of issue: 13 October 1875.

SAGE, WILLIAM H. Captain, 23d U.S. Infantry. Near Zapote River, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 June 1899. Date of issue: 24 July 1902.

SHAFTER, WILLIAM R. First Lieutenant, Company I, 7th Michigan Infantry. At Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May 1862. Date of issue: 12 June 1895.

SHEERIN, JOHN Blacksmith, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Date of issue: 12 August 1875.

SMITH, CHARLES H. Colonel, 1st Maine Cavalry. At St. Mary's Church, Va., 24 June 1864. Date of issue: 11 April 1895.

STANCE, EMANUEL Sergeant, Company F, 9th U.S. Cavalry. At Kickapoo Springs, Tex., 20 May 1870. Date of issue: 28 June 1870.

WAINWRIGHT, JONATHAN M. General, Commanding U.S. Army Forces in the Philippines. Philippine Islands, 12 March to 7 May 1942. G.O. No. 80, 19 September 1945.

WARD, JOHN1 Sergeant, Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. At Pecos River, Tex., 25 April 1875. Date of issue: 28
U.S. Army Unit Memorial, Fort Clark, Texas image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 17, 2012
5. U.S. Army Unit Memorial, Fort Clark, Texas
May 1875.

WARRINGTON, LEWIS First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry. At Muchague Valley, Tex., 8 December 1874. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.

WINDUS, CLARON A.2 Bugler, Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry. At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Date of issue: 25 August 1870.

1Buried in the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery, Brackettville, Texas
2Buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Brackettville, Texas
 
Erected 2005 by Fort Clark Historical Society.
 
Location. 29° 18.418′ N, 100° 25.229′ W. Marker is near Brackettville, Texas, in Kinney County. Marker is at the intersection of McClernand Road and Colony Row, in the median on McClernand Road. Click for map. Monument is located on the grounds of the Fort Clark Springs Association in the Fort Clark National Register Historic Distric and is accessible to the public. Marker is in this post office area: Brackettville TX 78832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment (here, next to this marker); 2nd Cavalry Division at Fort Clark (a few steps from this marker); Officers' Club Open Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Quarters 2-3 and 4
U.S. Army Unit Memorial Bricks image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 18, 2012
6. U.S. Army Unit Memorial Bricks
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Clark Historic District (about 500 feet away); Army Service Club (about 500 feet away); Fight at Las Moras Spring (about 600 feet away); Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brackettville.
 
More about this marker. Monument is a large four-sided stone cairn with a large bronze plaque mounted on the face of each side. The monument also holds a flagpole where the U.S. Army flag flies 24-hours a day. In addition to text, each marker includes relief renderings of U.S. Army unit and branch insignia and medals.

Surrounding the base of the Memorial is a plaza of memorial bricks. The outside edge of the plaza includes unique bricks engraved with the names of other Texas frontier forts. Each brick features a compass pointing in the direction of the named fort and notes the years the post was active, the mileage from Fort Clark, and the number of days it took to travel on horseback to each fort. The next row of bricks inside the edge includes a brick for each officer who served as post commander, his unit and dates of command. The remaining bricks are memorials to individuals, purchased in support of an on-going funding raising campaign to erect a bronze statue of a Seminole Scout atop the small cairn.
 
Regarding U.S. Army Unit Memorial. Fort Clark’s prominent role in the shaping of Texas history and noteworthy service to the nation was accomplished entirely through the faithful duty performance of the U.S. Army’s most distinguished units. All of the Army’s Black regiments served at Fort Clark, in addition to the 2nd Cavalry Division, and Fort Clark’s Honor Guard, the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. No other post can make this claim. Fort Clark’s lineage of U.S. Army units includes the finest of the Army’s historic Cavalry and Infantry Regiments. Additionally, twenty-four recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor served at Fort Clark. The Fort Clark Historical Society holds their achievements in the highest regard and is committed to providing a lasting tribute through this memorial to the units and individuals on the site of their service.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of the Fort Clark Historic District. Guided tours, presentations and programs, genealogical and archival research assistance ... and much more. (Submitted on August 13, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.) 
 
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