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J.C. Clark, Jr.

J.C. Clark, Jr.

Federal (USA)


Joseph Claypoole Clark Jr

(1825 - 1906)

Home State: New Jersey

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1848;Class Rank: 9th

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery E

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
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.

On the 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 & 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).


1825 in NJ


1906; burial in 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]