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Henry Francis Clarke
Birth: Nov. 9, 1820
Brownsville
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 10, 1887
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. An 1843 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he began his army career in the artillery before transferring to the Commissary of Subsistence Department in 1857. A Captain when the war began, he was promoted to Major in August 1861. In September 1861 he was commissioned Colonel, US Volunteers, and assigned as an Aide-de-Camp to Major General George B. McClellan. He would eventually rise to the position of Chief Commissary of Subsistence for the Army of the Potomac. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Gettysburg", and Major General, US Regular Army for "faithful and meritorious services in the Subsistence Department during the war". Mustered out of the Volunteers on May 31, 1866, he had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, US Regular Army in May 1864, and he reverted back to that rank. He remained in the Army until he retired on November 9, 1884 as a Colonel. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Clarke (1773 - 1840)
  Sara Clarke (1789 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Taylor Clarke (1838 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Taylor Clarke (____ - 1921)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Dunlap Clarke (1816 - 1891)*
  Henry Francis Clarke (1820 - 1887)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 563.
 
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Record added: May 19, 2009
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- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
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USMA Class of 1843
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