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William A. Clark

Date of birth: July 24, 1828
Date of death: January 09, 1916
Burial location: Nicollet, Minnesota
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Home of record: Shelbyville Minnesota


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 Corporal William A. Clark, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Nolensville, Tennessee, on 15 February 1863. Corporal Clark was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 11, 1897

Action Date: February 15, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company H

Division: 2d Minnesota Infantry