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Phineas V. Clark
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Birth: 1838
Mansfield
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1896
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War veteran

The son of Phineas M. Clark and Polly Budd, he became a mason and married Elena K. Niffen of New York City. On November 12, 1861, at the age of 23, Clark enlisted in Tioga County as a private in Company B of the 101st Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Colonel Joseph H. Wilson. Clark, and the 101st, also known as the "Keystone Regiment", were assigned to the VI Corp under General Keyes and participated in the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. They were involved in the siege of Yorktown and the Battle of Williamsburg. The 101st received heavy losses on May 31 at the Battle of Fair Oaks before being ordered to retreat. Military records say that Clark received a disability discharge shortly after the battle on June 10. Returning to Mansfield, Pennsylvania, he worked for the next 13 years for the railroad as an agent and telegraph operator at the Mansfield Station. After living in New York City for a number of years in the late 1870's, he returned in 1881. Clark bought and operated a hotel, called "Clark's Hotel", in Mansfield.  
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Aug 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9341886
Phineas V. Clark
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Phineas V. Clark
Added by: Jim Fisher
 
Phineas V. Clark
Added by: Frank McGady
 
 
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Here's to a veteran of the Battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks.
- Frank McGady
 Added: Aug. 20, 2004
 
 
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