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George Washington Clark
Birth: Dec. 26, 1834
Johnson County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 22, 1898
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He began his Union Army service with the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant. After serving with the regiment for nearly a year, he resigned his commission in July 1862. In October 1862 he was mustered into the 34th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, having been appointed by Iowa Governor Samuel Kirkwood to be the unit's Colonel and commander. During his service he led the regiment, which was often heavily decimated by disease as well as combat casualties, either in direct command, as its brigade commander, or the commander of its military district. The men of the 34th Iowa saw service from the December 1862 Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, to its consolidation as a Battalion in 1864, to its part in the April 1865 assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services". A lawyer in the pre-War period, he served as the United States Marshal for the District of Iowa from 1867 to 1871. After leaving that office he worked as a United States General Land Office examiner, residing in Washington, DC, where he passed away at age at 63 in 1898. (bio by: Russ) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sara Robinson Clark (1855 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Eleanor G.A. Clark Speer (____ - 1918)*
  Edith K.O. Clark (1881 - 1936)*
  Clifford Robinson Clark (1882 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 267
 
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Originally Created by: Russ
Record added: Oct 01, 2005
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