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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John Wesley Clark

Details
  • Rank: First Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    6th Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 28, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Warrenton, Virginia, USA
Citation
Defended the division train against a vastly superior force of the enemy, he was severely wounded, but remained in the saddle for 20 hours afterward, until he had brought his train through in safety.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 17, 1891
  • Born: October 25, 1830, Montpelier, Washington County, VT, United States
  • Died: August 4, 1898, Montpelier, VT, United States
  • Buried: Green Mount Cemetery (574), Montpelier, VT, United States
 

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