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CPT Marcellus Jerome Clarke

CPT Marcellus Jerome Clarke

Birth
Simpson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Mar 1865 (aged 20)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6194124 · View Source
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Confederate Soldier. He was best known under his non-de-guerre of "Sue Mundy." He enlisted as a Confederate soldier in 1861 and served in the 4th Kentucky Infantry, CSA, and Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry. In 1863 he became probably the most famous of the Kentucky Confederate guerrillas. His nom-de-guerre, along with his long hair and delicate features, gave rise to the current newspaper stories that he was a woman warrior. He was ambushed and captured in March 1865, and taken to Louisville for hanging. Clarke was originally buried in the Hopkins family cemetery, and was moved in 1914 by the UCV Capt. D. C. Walker Camp to Greenlawn Cemetery. There were skeletal, clothing, and hair remains when the coffin was opened by the coroner for inspection.

Bio by: Geoff Walden


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(Military Marker)
Capt. Marcellus Jerome Clarke
2 KY CAV
MORGAN'S BRIGADE
CSA

(Private Marker)
Jerome Clark
(Sue Mundy)
Morgan's Brigade
CSA


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  • Originally Created by: Geoff Walden
  • Added: 19 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6194124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Marcellus Jerome Clarke (25 Aug 1844–15 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6194124, citing Greenlawn and Shady Rest Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .