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LTC Clarence Derrick

LTC Clarence Derrick

Birth
District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 9 Dec 1907 (aged 70)
Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, USA
Burial Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 19403171 · View Source
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Clarence Derrick in civilian life was an attorney-at-law in such diverse places as Smyth County, VA, Hale County, AL and Philadelphia, PA.

- COL. CLARENCE DERRICK. -
Col. Clarence Derrick died at Greensboro, Ala., on December 9, 1907, in his seventy-first year.
He was born in Washington, D.C., and was appointed by President Buchanan a cadet "at large" to West Point in September, 1857, graduating from there in June, 1861, fourth in his class.
He resigned from the United States army in July, and entered the service of the Southern Confederacy as a regular officer of artillery.
Colonel Derrick was on the staff of Gen. John B. Floyd until after the Battle of Fort Donelson, and was with him when the enemy entered Nashville in February. After that, from the reorganization of the Virginia Volunteers, in May, 1862, he was Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding, of the 23d Battalion of Virginia Volunteers. He was in the battles of Princeton, Charleston, Dry Creek, and New Market, and in June, 1864, in the battles from Hanover Junction to Cold Harbor, Lynchburg, Kernstown, Charlestown, Harper's Ferry, Monocacy, Md., and in the skirmish in front of Washington City. In the Battle of Opequan, near Winchester, Va., in September, he was wounded by a saber and run over by the 9th New York Cavalry. He was captured and kept at Fort Delaware until July, 1865.
After the war he studied law, practiced, and taught in Alabama for several years, finally locating at Greensboro, where he varied the practice of law with other pursuits, accumulating considerable property.
Colonel Derrick was a cultured and refined gentleman, and after serving his country faithfully in war was no less faithful and effective in his efforts to build up what war had destroyed. He was married three times, his third wife and only brother surviving him.
Confederate Veteran, Vol. XVI, p. 418.

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  • Maintained by: BigFrench
  • Originally Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 16 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19403171
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Clarence Derrick (7 Sep 1837–9 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19403171, citing Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .