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Federal (USA)

Private

Patrick Clark

(c. 1838 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 23 year old laborer, he enlisted for three years as a Private in Company G, 11th United States Infantry in Fall River, MA on 29 August 1861. He was described as being 5 feet 5½ inches tall with grey eyes, light hair and light complexion.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded, struck in the head by a spent grape-shot at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 10 February 1864 at Alexandria, VA, but was captured in action, place and date not given. He died of disease while a prisoner at Salisbury, NC on 20 December 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Registers.1 His injury at Antietam from Major Floyd-Jones' Report.

Birth

c. 1838 in IRELAND

Death

12/20/1864 Salisbury, NC

Notes

1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 141, pg. 130; Vol. 58, pg. 174  [AotW citation 21473]