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Clark, Henry Orville
Age: 19, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, 3SGT, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63 [College: ECC]
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Birth: 01/09/1844, Milton, VT
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 24875084
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Kate R., 7/13/1914 in NY
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: ECC, 18??
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Died in East Orange, NJ. Member of Lafayette NY GAR Post 140.
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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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ORIGINAL SERGEANTS OF CO. D, 1862
No. I. Marquis F. Marrs. No. 2. Julius F. Densmore. No. 3. Henry O. Clark. No. 4. George Stevens. No. 5. William L. Blake.
ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG, PA.
"The Self Appointed Committee of Three"
Carmi L. Marsh, Henry O. Clark, Heman W. Allen(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)
Col. Henry O. Clark
The sudden death on Sunday at his home in East Orange, N. J., of heart trouble of Col. Henry O. Clark, came as a shock to his many friends and wartime associates here.
Col. H. W. Allen of this city received a telegram yesterday morning announcing his friend's death and following the message came a long letter written by Colonel Clark's daughter, Mrs. E. B. Isham, and Mr. Isham left at once for East Orange.
Colonel Clark was born at Milton in 1844. He was educated in the common school of his native town and in the academies of Swanton and Georgia and graduated from a commercial school at Buffalo, N. Y.
When President Lincoln called for more men in 1861 he gave up a clerkship in Chicago and returned to Milton, where he was appointed a recruiting officer and enlisted a part of Company D, 13th Vermont regiment. He was made a sergeant and served until the regiment was mustered out. His war record was conspicuous for bravery and he was highly regarded by his superior officers and by his comrades all.
Col. Clark went to New Orleans in 1864 and became connected with a firm of wholesale grocers and cotton factors. After two years he returned to Milton and engaged in the mercantile business in the firm of Ladd & Clark, where he continued for four years, selling out to go to New York, where he became a member of the importing firm of Davis, Clark & Co. He retired from the firm in 1886.
Colonel Clark was connected with several banks at Orange and East Orange, N. J., as director, and he had large property interests in Milton, where he spent the summers.
Colonel Clark was appointed colonel A. D. C. On Governor Ormsbee's staff. He took an active part in the dedication of the State monument at Gettysburg and he was a leading member of the Lafayette Post, G. A. R., of New York city. He was also a promoter of the soldiers' monument of the 13th Vermont at Milton and was chairman of the general committee. He was president of the 13th Regimental Association when their monument was dedicated on the field of Gettysburg, and presided at the meeting. He attended the 50th anniversary of the Battle and met many of his old friends and comrades.
Col. Clark married Kate Clark Rixford who with three daughters survive, Mrs. E. S. Isham of this city and Misses Klara and Elsie Clark of East Orange.
Interment will be in Lake View cemetery here, the funeral being held at East Orange, N. J.
Source: Burlington Daily News, June 8, 1914.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.