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W.E. Clark

W.E. Clark

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William Edward Clark

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 29 year old farmer at Coleman's Crossroads, Edgefield District, he enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was elected Captain at the reorganization on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 22 September 1862 in Clarksburg, VA (now West Virginia).

References & notes

His service from the Rolls,1 which has him as William E. Clarke, and that he was killed outright on Maryland Heights, and Swain.2 Personal details and his picture, from a group photo with three Strother brothers-in-law, from family genealogists.

He married Sophronia Strother (1835-1909) in about 1852 and they had 5 children.

Birth

03/29/1831; Edgefield District, SC

Death

09/22/1862 Clarksburg, VA; burial in Strother Cemetery, Saluda, SC

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company G, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24207]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 466-67  [AotW citation 24468]