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Edwin Clark

  • Birth 1822 Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1865 Philadelphia, Loudon County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot H, 10551
  • Memorial ID 2976765

Joined service on 14 Aug 1862, age 40, at Taylorville,ILL; mustered in 13 Sept 1862 at Camp Butler, ILL. Died 24 Mar 1865 near Philadelphia TN by RR Accident. Was caught under the wheels of a moving train. Pvt Co A 115th Ill US Inf. Illinois Civil War Detail Report. Quotation from a kin: "I have a daily diary kept by an officer of their unit. He tells of how they lived, fought and many died. Those two, Edwin and Benjamin (Fleming, both from Taylorville, Ill) went through hell together. Days on march with no food. Sleeping on the ground with only a blanket, in the mud and awakening in the morning with snow and the mud frozen. Fighting, running out of ammunition and getting the order to fix bayonets and charge into the enemy lines." Following his death, an Inventory was declared with the following information: He was born in Albany, in the State of Kentucky; he was 40 yrs of age, 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer. He died near Philadelphia, Tenn. No affects (nothing of personal belongings).

Children with wife Rebecca are as: Elizabeth Clark; George Washington Clark; John buried in Kearney, NE, William Clark buried in Omaha, NE, Henry C Clark, Sarah Clark, Sylvanus Clark; and Louisa Clark.


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Edw'd, contraction for the name, Edward, is a misnomer. His given name in all documents found, reveals his given first name was Edwin.