Amos J. Clark was the son of Samuel and Susan (Masters) Clark, and the twin of Turner P. Clark. He was from a large family of Clarks who lived mainly in Meriwether and Henry Counties.
In the War, Amos was the first of his brothers to volunteer. In August 1861, Amos joined the Henry Volunteers, which later became Co. K of the 22nd Georgia Inf. Regt. Shortly thereafter Amos's brother Warren joined Co. K, while Amos's twin brother Turner joined Co. E of the 28th Georgia Inf. Regt. The following year, brother James also joined Co. E of the 28th. Both regiments fought in many of the same battles, such as Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.
As of August 1864, Amos was the only Clark brother left in service. Warren and Turner were wounded and James was killed. Amos himself then was shot in the right side during the battle of Deep Bottom on August 16th, but managed to return to his unit by early 1865. He surrendered with the remnant of Co.. K, 22nd Georgia at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Both he and his twin brother Turner were eventually award pensions as disabled CSA veterans.
After the War, Amos married Caroline Butler Clark, the widow of his older brother James. Amos and Caroline together had four children at least: Virginia M., Mack, Lee, and Hansell.
Caroline Matilda Butler Clark
Robert Lee Clark
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