(1838 - 1915)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
From Henry County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, at Deep Bottom, VA on 16 August 1864:
shot with a minnie ball three inches under the right breast breaking two ribs where it went in and one rib where it passed out. The ball also passed through the [right] lung ...He was treated in hospitals in Richmond, VA and furloughed for 60 days, but was later listed as absent without leave. He returned to his Company by February and was surrendered with them at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was a farmer in DeKalb County, Georgia.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 as Amos J. Clarke, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3; filed under Amus J. Clarke and also seen as Amous Clarke, Amas Clarke, and A.G. Clark. Personal details from his 1893-1906 pension applications, source of the quote above, online from the Georgia Archives, and from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Clark and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, family genealogies, the US Census for 1870-1910, his pension application, and the CSR.
His twin brother Turner Philip Clark (1838-1919) served in the 28th Georgia Infantry. His brother James Washington Clark (b. 1819) also served in the 28th Georgia, but died of wounds in Richmond in 1864.
Amos married James' widow Caroline Matilda Butler Clark (1837-1911) in January 1866 and they had 5 children together, in addition to raising at least 4 she'd had with James.
07/31/1838 in GA
10/02/1915; DeKalb County, GA; burial in Masters Cemetery, DeKalb County, GA