Clark-Whedon papers  1863-1865
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Biographical/Historical Note

Clark, John A.

Rank : Lieut., Capt. (4 August 1864)

Regiment : 7th Michigan Cavalry Regiment. Co. I (1862-1865)

Service : 1862 October 15-1865 December 15

John A. Clark, of Stockbridge, Michigan, received a commission as 1st Lieutenant of the 7th Michigan Cavalry in October, 1862, and served throughout his enlistment in northern Virginia. The 7th Cavalry were present at several engagements during the spring and summer campaigns of 1863, including Gettysburg, and were active in efforts to suppress Mosby's guerillas in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 and 1865. Clark was captured near Richmond in March, 1864, and imprisoned in the city until he escaped in November. He returned to his regiment in the winter, 1864-65, and participated with his regiment in the Appomattox Campaign (including the Battles of Five Forks and Appomattox Court House). The regiment was finally mustered out of the service in December, 1865.