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Charles Amory Clark
Birth: Jan. 26, 1841
Sangerville
Piscataquis County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1913
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He received the award on May 13, 1896 for his actions as a lieutenant in the 6th Maine Voluntary Infantry Regiment, US Army, at Brooks Ford, Virginia on May 4, 1863, during the Battle of Salem Church in the Chancellorsville Campaign. He joined the US Army in July 1861, following the outbreak of the American Civil War three months earlier and received a commission as a lieutenant in February 1862. Following his engagement at the Battle of Salem Church, he was promoted to the rank of captain and served as assistant general of volunteers from May to October 1864. He was mustered out of the US Army as a brevet lieutenant colonel and relocated to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he died at the age of 72. His Medal of Honor citation reads: "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." (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 14, 2003
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Thank you for your couage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Jan. 12, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Jan. 26, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 26, 2015
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