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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Frank Clarke

(1838 - 1885)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was raised in Medina, NY and graduated from the Military Academy there. Once a lawyer in Des Moines, IA and by then principal of Magnolia High School in New Orleans, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in Company G, 6th Louisiana Infantry on June 4th, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain on June 9th, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hip in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He returned and resumed command of his Company on April 24th, 1863. He was wounded and disabled at Fredericksburg, VA on April 29th, 1863. He was absent on detached service at the Camp of Instruction at Mobile, AL into March 1864, when he was promoted to Major and Assistant Adjutant General and transferred to Demopolis, AL.

After the War

In 1866 he was a cotton and wool factor and grocer in Millican, TX, a town depopulated by the fear of Yellow Fever in 1867. He was then in Bryan, TX, where he helped found the firm that became the First National Bank of Bryan [history], and the St Andrews Episcopal Church. He killed himself with a revolver on 15 February 1885 at age 48.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Further details from a biography [pdf] published by the St. Andrews Centennial Committee. Details of his death from an item in the New York Times of 16 February 1885.

Birth

1838; Medina County, NY

Death

2/15/1885 Bryan, TX; burial in Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, TX

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 348  [AotW citation 13217]