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Federal (USV)


David Oliphant Clark

(1841 - 1894)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Atkinson, he enlisted at age 20 in Company K, 5th New Hampshire Infantry as Sergeant on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 16 March 1863.

After the War

He joined the Boston & Providence Railroad on 10 August 1863, and was a conductor fifteen years. From 1878 he was in the tack and nail business in Haverhill, MA.

June 11, 1894, David O. Clark, one of Haverhill's most prominent and prosperous business men, dropped dead in front of his nail manufactory on River Street [Haverhill] about 6 o'clock this afternoon...

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Further details from George Kuhn Clarke's The Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke ... (Boston, 1903) including the quote above from the Boston Herald. The nature of his wound from a casualty list in the New York Times of 21 September 1862.


04/15/1841; Atkinson, NH


06/11/1894; Haverhill, MA; burial in Maplewood-North Parish Cemetery, Plaistow, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 36 - 63  [AotW citation 13382]