Dayton P. Clarke

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Dayton P. Clarke
Born (1840-12-15)December 15, 1840
Hermon, New York
Died November 10, 1915(1915-11-10) (aged 74)
Buried at Green Mount Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Vermont Company F, 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Captain Dayton P. Clarke (December 15, 1840 to November 10, 1915) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Clarke received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia on 12 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 30 June 1892.[1][2]


Clarke was born in Hermon, New York on 15 December 1840. He enlisted into the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He died on 10 November 1915 and his remains are interred at the Green Mount Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand-to-hand fight while commanding the regiment.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Dayton P. Clarke". Retrieved 27 October 2013.