Charles Lucious Clapp

Charles Lucious Clapp

Birth
West Greece, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 25 Feb 1893 (aged 49)
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot 1, 0, 200-A
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Memorial ID 493056 · View Source
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The following information was derived from "TheDescendants of Charles Lucius Clapp", compiled by Betty Jean (Clapp) Brandenburg.

Charles Lucius Clapp, at the age of 18 years, enrolled in the Northern Army in Phelps, Ontario County, New York on 29 July 1862. 16 August 1862 Charles was appointed Corporal of Captain Henry B. Owen's Company H of the 126th Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers. Charles continued to serve through the entire war until 1865, his only injury having a thumb shot off at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Charles was dischared from the 126th Regiment on 18 February 1864 and on 19 February 1864 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and mustered into the 38th Regiment, USC Troops in Virginia by "Special Order #50" He was under the command of his older brother, Captain Dexter E. Clapp. The Regiment was in the Dept of Virginia and South Carolina Army under command of Major General Butler. Charles was then promoted again on 11 March 1864 to 1st Lieutenant. Charles was Honorably Discharged from Richmond, Virginia on 8 May 1865 and immigrated to Woodson County, Kansas sometime before 1878.

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Civil War records: Charles L. Clapp enlisted July 29, 1862 at Phelps, New York as Corporal in 126th New York Volunteer Infantry, company He was captured September 15, 1862 and paroled September 16, 1862 at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He was wounded in action at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863. He mustered out of the 126th New York Infantry on February 19, 1864 for Promotion to 1st Lieutenant, in company B of 38th United States Colored Troops. The 38th US Colored Troop Regiment had many volunteers from Virginia & Maryland freed slaves. The 38th Regt served during and after the Civil War in Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia & Texas and was mustered out on January 25, 1867.

Documents of the Assembly of the the State of New York, volume 31, page 377, published 1912 states: Roll of Honor. Charles L. Clapp, 1st Lieutenant, 38th U.S. Colored Infantry; a Captain of the US Volunteers by brevet for meritorious services and bravery in action; a Major for US Volunteers by brevet for faithful and meritorious services to date from March 13, 1865.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 493056
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Lucious Clapp (3 Dec 1843–25 Feb 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 493056, citing Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .