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Clark - Martin


Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II (New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1896), p. 1186.

Martin Clark, whose parents, John and Sally (Murphy) Clark, have long since passed away, was born in Clay county, Ind., June 14, 1842. Jan. 25, 1865, he was married in his native county to Amanda Harmell who was born in Montgomery county, Ind., April 11, 1856. She [Amanda] was a daughter of William and Mary (Bobo) Harmell, parents now deceased. Four children have blessed their union: Millie and Mollie dec. (twins), Lutella and Lola. Comrade Clark was engaged in farming and was 19 years old when the war broke out; he was enrolled September, 1861, at LaFayette, Ind., as a private, entering the ranks of Co. I, 10th Ind. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. In 1863 at the battle of Tullahoma he received a gunshot wound in stomach; he was also wounded in right leg at the battle of Chickamauga. September, 1863, he was taken to hospital at Nashville a few days, Louisville a few days and Madison, Ind., for five months in consequence of wounds; he was given a sick furlough of thirty days and reported to Nashville at end of same; he was honorably discharged September, 1864, at Indianapolis, Ind., having taken part in the battles of Mill Springs, Corinth, Perryville, Raleigh, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Burnt Hickory, Kenesaw Mt., Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta and several skirmishes. His brother, Oliver went out in 124th Ind. V.I. His wife's brother, John also served in 124th Ind. V.I. Comrade Clark and wife are members of the Christian Church, he is a charter member of Steadman Post, 245, he is a butcher and his address is Wingate, Indiana. -- typed by kbz
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