Private 

Alexander Hamilton David Hurt

 

Basic Information

Name
Alexander Hamilton David Hurt
Birth
27 May 1850
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States
Death
9 May 1930
Hondo, Mediina County, Texas, United States
Time In Service
From: Jul 1875
To: 20 Nov 1875

Affiliation

Allegiance
State of Texas
Branch of Service
Texas Rangers
Rank
Private
Unit(s)
Frontier Battalion, Company F
Specialty
Ranger
Current Status
Not Specified

Service Record

War
Indian Insurrection
Battle(s)
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)
Not Specified

Hurt, Alexander Hamilton David

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LGVanHorn added this on 18 Oct 2007

Texas Range Badge ca 1889

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LGVanHorn added this on 1 Jul 2010

He didn't have a Ranger badge, just a piece of paper

Grandpa Alexander H.D. "Hammy" Hurt probably didn't have a Texas Ranger badge issued to him. According to a Ranger history piece posted on the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum:

"When the Frontier Battalion and Special Force were formed in 1874, it was difficult for Texas Rangers to establish their authority. The State of Texas Adjutant General's Office began issuing Warrants of Authority -- impressive paper documents kept folded in their pockets -- to officers but not to enlisted men. This practice continued, in one form or another, until 1935 when badges and credentials were specified for all Texas Rangers."

But we do have his service record and pension papers that document his service in the Texas Ranger Frontier Battalion, Company F.
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LGVanHorn added this on 1 Jul 2010