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John Wesley Clark

Date of birth: October 25, 1830
Date of death: August 04, 1898
Burial location: Montpelier, Vermont
Place of Birth: Vermont, Montpelier
Home of record: Montpelier Vermont


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster John Wesley Clark, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 28 July 1863, while serving with 6th Vermont Infantry, in action at Warrenton, Virginia. First Lieutenant Clark defended the division train against a vastly superior force of the enemy; he was severely wounded, but remained in the saddle for 20 hours afterward until he had brought his train through in safety.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 17, 1891

Action Date: July 28, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster

Division: 6th Vermont Infantry