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Federal (USV)


Bethuel M. Clark

(c. 1833 - 1899)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old farmer in Washington, IN, he mustered as Corporal, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 3 January 1862, and to First Sergeant on 21 March.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was detached on recruiting duty in Indianapolis from 21 November 1863 to 30 March 1864, when he was commissioned First Lieutenant and returned to his unit. He transferred to Company A, 70th Indiana Infantry (after the muster out of the 27th) on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta, GA, and mustered out with them on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


01/07/1899; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 162  [AotW citation 17486]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 591  [AotW citation 18528]