Age: 41, credited to Marshfield, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1821, London, EnglandADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Virginia
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JAMES CLARK was a born soldier and at what appeared the first opportunity volunteered August 29, 1862 and Joined East Montpelier Company, and counted on the quota of Marshfield, Vt. His age at this date was 41. His attention, fitness and performance of duty, secured to him a promotion as corporal February 28, 1863. He was a strong, robust person with courage, prowess and endurance for the most arduous campaigning. Was perfectly adapted to the strenuous life of march and battle. Not one better equipped in Company C or the 13th Regiment. He remained at home a few days but was restless and anxious to return to the front and on the 14th day of September again volunteered and enrolled into Company E, 17th Vermont Regiment, under Captain George S. Robinson, who was first lieutenant in Company C, 13th Regiment and was appointed one of the Sergeants, which position he filled with credit to himself and approbation of his officers and associates. Was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House May 12, 1864, and killed in action July 30, 1864, at Petersburg Mine, Va., a brave soldier who loved his country better than life, gave up all freely that the land that gave him birth might still be the home of the free. He was at home in all the duties connected with soldiering, seemed to enjoy the picket line by night and the raids in pursuit of bushwhackers by day. None more alert and cautious and thence a valuable and model soldier. Long marches and prospect of battle stimulated his desire for a fight. He claimed that he enlisted to fight and was anxious to have one good chance before being discharged. His comrades of Company C all know that shot and shell, charge and rebel yell did not hinder the best and most dashing conduct during the battle of Gettysburg. His example, so fearless and cool braced up the more timid in the line of battle. His officers complimented his undaunted spirit and push in the charge against General Pickett's brave boys of many victorious battles. He was duly mustered out with his regiment and returned home exultant because of record made by the 13th Regiment. If you want to see a typical Green Mountain Boy of the glorious 13th See page 214 of this book.