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CLARK, CHARLES

clark charles

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, Clark 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant & Adjutant (highest rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) 6th Maine Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine

Citation

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, Clark 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.