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Clark, Thomas R.

Age: 39, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, DRMMAJ, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 1LT, Co. E, 6th VT INF, 10/9/61 (10/15/61), pr CPT, 3/3/63 (3/17/63), detached in SIG CORPS 12/27/61, m/o 10/28/64

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Birth: 1818, Chester, VT
Death: 1868

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Widow, 8/08/1877
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
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: None

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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Gibson Collection)


Captain Thomas R Clarke, who died on the night of Sunday, July 5th, after a prolonged and painful illness, is a man who will be widely and painfully missed in the community.

Capt. Clarke entered the service of the 1st Vermont regiment, and served as Drum Major during their three months campaign. He was afterwards very active in recruiting company E. of the 6th Vermont. and was elected Lieutenant of that company, but on their arrival on the field was detailed to the Signal Corps, and promoted to Captain, which position he held until the final closing of the rebellion.

Captain Clarke has also filled various civil offices in the town acceptably, and there are few of whose loss would be so widely felt.

Bellows Falls Times, July 10, 1868

Courtesy of Deanna French