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Federal (USV)

Private

Thomas H. Clark

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

By 1860 he was a blacksmith in Todd, Huntingdon County, PA. On 4 August 1862 he enlisted in Huntingdon County in Company I, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry and mustered as a Private on 13 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on his 37th birthday, 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield and reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates2 and the Register.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850 & 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Malinda Height/Hight (1832-1924) in about 1848 and they had 6 children.

Birth

09/17/1825; Huntingdon County, PA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3336]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24141]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24142]