Joseph Claypoole Clark Jr(1825 - 1906)
Home State: New Jersey
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery E
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Brevet 2nd Lt 3rd US Artillery 1 July 1848;
2nd Lt 4th US Artillery 6 Jan 1849;
Promoted to 1st Lt 11 Dec 1850 and Capt 14 May 1861;
Retired 11 May 1864 with rank of Major (from 28 July 1866);
Cited by Brevet for gallantry on the Shenandoah Valley campaign and at Antietam.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Gen Nagle, the Brigade commander in his after-action report noted:
"... I cannot refrain, however, from speaking of Captain Clark, of Battery E, Fourth Artillery, who did excellent service, and received four wounds during the day."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Heitman.1 Image above from a CDV sent us by Vern DeLong, likely taken prior to Antietam. Mr DeLong also provided us a later image in which Clark sports a cane and Colonel's eagles.
More on the Web:
See his headstone from a Clark Family site. For much more about Clark's service via letters Mr DeLong has brought to light, see this Deseret News article online (2009).
|Birth State: NJ |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1848 Class Rank: 9th
Burial Place: St Andrews, Mt Holly, NJ
1 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 305 [AotW citation 114]
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