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Clark, Thomas R.

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 1818, Chester, VT
Death: 07/05/1868

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 111707666

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Fannie S., 8/8/1877
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Obituary

Capt. Thomas R. Clark, one of the most prominent and well known townsmen, died at his residence in South Village on Sunday, July 5th. Mr. Clark was an expert and renowned musician, formerly drum major of the 1st Vt. Regiment, and afterwards 1st Lieutenant of Co. E of the 6th Regiment, from which he was detailed to the Signal Corps, and promoted to Captain. His funeral, which took place on the 7th inst., was one of the largest ever known in town. He was a Mason of the highest standing, which fraternity attended his last rites, and performed in silent sadness the last kind offices of respect for their beloved and respected Brother, who had “wrapped the drapery of his couch about him, and lain down to pleasant dreams.”

Source: Argus and Patriot, July 23, 1868.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.