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Federal (USV)


John W. Clark

(c. 1821 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Massachusetts Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

A 40 year old mason from Brookline, he enlisted as a Private in Battery A of the First Massachusetts Light Artillery on 6 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He died of disease in Bakersville, MD on 4 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Bakersville but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1821


10/04/1862; Bakersville, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3334]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35  [AotW citation 25119]