Charles A. Clark

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Charles A. Clark
Born (1841-01-26)January 26, 1841
Sangerville, Maine
Died December 22, 1913(1913-12-22) (aged 72)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Captain
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Amory Clark (January 26, 1841 to December 22, 1913) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Clark received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Brooks Ford, Virginia on 4 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 13 May 1896.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Clark was born in Sangerville, Maine on 26 January 1841. He enlisted with the 6th Maine Infantry in July 1861, and was commissioned as a lieutenant in February 1862. He later served as captain and assistant adjutant general of volunteers from May to October 1864. [3] Clark died on 22 December 1913 and his remains are interred at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Iowa.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness, and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.[1][2]

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