|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1827|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1863|
Mr. Clark was a confederate soldier that died as a Union prisoner of war in 1863. His remains were exhumed from a grave in Louisville and re-interred next to his wife's grave in Tennessee.
Descendants of Mr. Clark found his grave in 1972 after family members had searched for 100 years. They moved the body in a pine box, draped with the South's battle flag to Gainesboro. There, a mule team hauled the coffin to the city cemetery, accompanied by a fife and drum corps and 75 people in Confederate uniform.
Jim Birdwell, one of Clark's descendants called the ceremony "a homecoming in the truest sense."
Article from Newspaper, Sentinel Oct 30, 1986
Jackson County Sentinel, Gainesboro, Tennessee - Oct 30, 1986
Cyrus Graham Clark was a solider in the Civil War.
Cyrus died during the war and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery near Louisville Kentucky.
The body of Cyrus Graham Clark came home On Saturday October 25, 1986.
His family had received his last letter on March 14, 1863 written from the Union Prison.
Although his wife paid someone $100.00 to find him after the War his disappearance remained a mystery. She died in 1917 without solving it.
In 1972, the wife of one of his great grandsons found the burial site in Cave Hill Cemetery.
His grave was marked Silas Clark.
He was exhumed in 1986 and reburied in the Gainesboro City Cemetery, Gainesboro, Tennessee.
Celia Jane Clark (Shoulders) was originally buried at the Shoulders Cemetery, Skaggs Branch Cemetery, but her remains were exhumed in 1986 and reburied next to her husband Cyrus Graham Clark in the Gainesboro City Cemetery, Jackson Co, Tennessee on 25 Oct 1986.
Along with 13 other Confederate Veterans, he was honored in a memorial service on 25 Sept. 2011.
Cyrus Clark's brother also died as a prisoner of war.
George Washington Clark
Silas Clark (1790 - 1839)
Elizabeth Mills Clark (1790 - ____)
Celia Jane Shoulders Clark (1832 - 1917)*
Smith Cyrus Clark (1854 - 1896)*
Adeline Clark Craighead (1857 - 1934)*
Willis S Clark (1859 - 1924)*
Bailey Peyton Clark (1861 - 1933)*
Elizabeth Clark Ray (1863 - 1943)*
Plot: Next to his wife.
Maintained by: Jenevia Clark-Lowery
Originally Created by: Barbara Hammons Davis, D...
Record added: Mar 14, 2008
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