George Washington Clark

George Washington Clark

Birth
Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 May 1898 (aged 63)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 267
Memorial ID 11860856 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Clark (26 Dec 1834–22 May 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11860856, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .