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Clark, Francis Gray
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 24, credited to Bridgewater, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 26th NY CAV
Service: comn 2LT, Co. G, 16th VT INF, 9/4/62 (10/12/62), pr 1LT, Co. I, 4/1/63 (4/23/63), m/o 8/10/63; comn 1LT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), 1/10/65 (2/23/65), m/o 6/27/65 [College: MC 64]

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations

VITALS
Birth: 04/17/1838, Roxbury, VT
Death: 02/03/1921

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Marker/Plot: Block 82, Lot 294.1
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 167556748
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Death date/location; Widow, 2/14/1921
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: MC 64
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of David L. Miller, Washington, DC

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BURIAL:
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Biography

FRANCIS GRAY CLARK, son of Theophilus Flagg and Mary Ann (Taylor) Clark. Born in Roxbury, Vt., April 17, 1838. Prepared for College in Barre Academy. Entered, 1860. Enlisted as a private in Company G, Sixteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, Aug. 28, 1862; Second Lieutenant, Company F, Twenty-sixth Regiment, New York Cavalry, Jan. 4, 1865. Law student, Woodstock, Vt., 1864-1866. Admitted to the bar, 1866. Lawyer, Belle Plain, la., 1867-1876; Cedar Rapids, 1876. Representative, General Assembly, 1872-1873. Member and President, School Board. Alderman and Referee in Bankruptcy. Married (1) Harriet Newell Newton, Sept. 5, 1865. Children: Charles N.; Maud; Charles Francis; Paul Newton; David Flagg; Robert Lane. Married (2) Mary V. Loy, Sept. 1, 1896. A.K.E. - A. B., 1864. Address: 1016 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, la.

Wiley, Edgar J., Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Middlebury College… 1800-1915, (Published by the College, Middlebury, 1917), p. 218.



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