CLARK (IW), WILLIAM PHILO - Lewis County, New York | WILLIAM PHILO CLARK (IW) - New York Gravestone Photos

William Philo CLARK (IW)

Swinburne Cemetery
Lewis County,
New York

William Philo Clark
27 Jul 1845
22 Sep 1884

Graduated at Mil. Academy West Point. Class of 1868.
Capt. 2d Cavalry. Died in Washington, D. C.

[Served under General George R. Crook as aide de camp during the Indian Wars. Accepted the surrender of Chief Crazy Horse. Learned and recorded the Sign Language of the Plains Indians. Definitive work on the subject published posthumously. At the time of his death, a member of the staff of General Philip Sheridan.]*

Sarah P. Clark
10 Jun 1843
23 Jun 1867

Children of W. D. & P. T. Clark

**Hendee, H. S., MD. “The Late Capt. William P. Clark.” Journal and Republican. [Lowville, NY] 30 Sep 1884.

A detailed account of Capt. Clark’s role in the surrender of Chief Crazy Horse can be found in: Bray, Kingsley M. CRAZY HORSE: A LAKOTA LIFE. University of Oklahoma Press, 2006, 282-85.

Contributed on 2/12/14 by jnagy
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Submitted: 2/12/14 • Approved: 2/12/14 • Last Updated: 11/9/15 • R68706-G68666-S3

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