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Charles Amory Clark

Date of birth: January 26, 1841
Date of death: December 22, 1913
Burial location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Place of Birth: Maine, Sangerville
Home of record: Foxcroft Maine


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 Lieutenant & Adjutant Charles Amory Clark, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 4 May 1863, while serving with 6th Maine Infantry, in action at Brooks Ford, Virginia. Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource, Lieutenant Clark led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness, and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 13, 1896

Action Date: May 4, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant & Adjutant

Division: 6th Maine Infantry