Mar. 29, 1889 Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA
Los Angeles Times April 1, 1889 pg 3
Lieut.-Col. R. H. Alexander His Funeral to Take Place Today
Lieut.-Col. Richard H. Alexander, U.S.A., until recently Medical Directory, Department of Arizona, died at his late residence in this city Friday morning last [March 29, 1889].
Col. Alexander was born in Illinois and entered the army from Kentucky, December 2, 1853, when he was appointed first Lieutenant and assistant surgeon. He was promoted to Captain and assistant surgeon, December 2, 1853, Major and surgeon June 11, 1862, Lieutenant-Colonel and surgeon December 7, 1884. He was breveted Lieutenant-Colonel, U.S.A., March 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorius services during the war.
Col. Alexander was a son of Gen. E. B. Alexander, U.S.A. He was also a brother of Col. C. T. Alexander, U.S.A., of Mrs. Lieber, wife of the Acting Judge Advocate General of the Army, and of Mrs. Larned, wife of Prof. Larned of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The funeral will take place with military honors from Col. Alexander's late residence, No. 119 Estrella avenue, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. today. Interment in Rosedale Cemetery.
Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic are cordially invited to attend.
Col. Grierson, commanding the Department of Arizona, issued the following circular Saturday:
CIRCULAR - HEADQUARTERS - DEPARTMENT OF ARIZONA Los Angeles (Cal.) March 30, 1889. The Department Commander regrets to announce to offices of the department staff the death of their late comrade, Lieut-Col. Richard H. Alexander, U.S.A., in March 29th inst., in this city.
The funeral will take place with military honors from Col. Alexander's late residence, No. 119 Estrella avenue, Los Angeles, at 1:30 o'clock, Monday, April 1st, prox; interment in Rosedale Cemetery.
The Seventh Reigment of Infantry, National Guard of California, having kindly tendered their services for the purpose, will act as escort.
The following named officers are announced as pall-bearers: Brevet Brig-Gen. E. Bouton, U.S.V.; Col. G. W. Wells, U.S.V.; Lieut.-Col. J. R. Smith, U.S.A.; Maj. A. S. Kimball, U.S.A; Brevet Maj. W. A. Elderkin, U.S.A.: Capt. C. A Booth, U.S.A.
By order of Col. Grierson. William J. Volkmar, Assistant Adjutant General.