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 Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark

Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Nov 1893 (aged 61)
Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Creedmoor, Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 86755740 · View Source
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Samuel married Louisa on Dec. 3, 1857 in Granville Co., N.C. Samuel was the son of Francis Clark (War of 1812 veteran). He had a lot of siblings, but he was the baby in the family. He joined Civil War in 1862 at the age of 31 and lost his leg.

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In fall of 2012-2013, his Photo, crutch, and wooden leg were on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.

The display read:

"Samuel Clark

Granville County carpenter Samuel Clark served as a private in the Confederate army from July 1862 until April 1864 in Company E of the Twenty-third Regiment North Carolina Troops (Thirteenth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers).

Clark was taken prisoner in the fighting of South Mountain, Maryland, three days before the Battle of Antietam. He suffered wounds at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 3, 1863, resulting in a leg amputation.

He retired to the Invalid Corps. in 1864 and was nominated for the Badge of Distinction for gallentry at Chancellorsville.

On July 6, 1885, Clark applied for a pension because of his disability. He stated in the application that he had received wounds that led to the amuptation of his right leg above the knee. Clark also reported that he was "unable to wear a wooden or cork leg on account of the condition of the stump and [had] to go on crutches." He received approval for a pension."

Bio by: Lanie

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 14 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86755740
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Clark (11 Sep 1832–27 Nov 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86755740, citing Clark Family Cemetery, Creedmoor, Granville County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .