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Federal (USV)


James E. Clark

(? - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company G, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital, Sharpsburg, and a hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he died of wounds on 21 April 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Banes1 and Bates.2 Casualty and hospital details from Nelson.3


04/21/1863; Philadelphia, PA


1   Banes, Charles H., History of the Philadelphia Brigade. Sixty-ninth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers , Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1876, pp. 307 - 311  [AotW citation 8656]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17466]

3   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 17467]