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 Oak Hill Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union 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 – 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 May 4, 1863. He was honored with the award on May 13, 1896.[1][2]


Clark was born in Sangerville, Maine on January 26, 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 December 22, 1913 and his remains are interred at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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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