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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

Joseph C. Clark

(Ap'd N. J.)


Joseph Claypoole CLark: Born 1825.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1848‑49, — and Ft. Wood,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Jan. 6, 1849)

La., 1849; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1849, to Sep. 1, 1851; in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1851, —

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Dec. 11, 1850)

Ft. Sumter, S. C., 1851‑52, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1852‑53, — Ft. Independence, Mas., 1853, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1853‑54; on Coast Survey, Jan. 7, 1854, to July 29, 1858; and on frontier duty at Platte Bridge, Neb., 1858‑59, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1859, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859‑60, — Ft. Crittenden, Ut., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Bridger, Utah, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in General

(Captain, 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Shield's Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, Jan. 23 to July, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Winchester, Mar. 23, 1862, — and Battle of Port Republic, June 9, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign,

(Bvt. Major, June 9, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign of the Shenandoah Valley, Va.)

Aug. to Sep., 1862, being engaged in Defense of the line of the Rappahannock, Aug., 1862, — Combat near Bristoe Station, Aug. 27, 1862, — Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — and Battle of Chantilly, Sep. 1, 1862; and in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was severely (four times)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 17, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Antietam, Md.)

wounded, which disabled him till Aug., 1863.

Served: as Principal Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at the Military Academy, Aug. 29, 1863, to Feb. 21, 1870;

(Retired from Active Service, May 11, 1864,
with the Rank of Major "for Disability from Wounds received in Battle")

unemployed to Sep., 1874; as Professor of Military Science in the University of Pennsylvania, Sep., 1874, to June, 1875; and as Deputy Governor of the Soldiers' Home, near Washington, D. C., Aug., 1875, to May 15, 1877.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Author of A Manual of Heavy Artillery Service, officially adopted for the use of the Army and Militia of the United States, and as a text-book at the United States Military Academy, 1880, and of various professional papers. — Post-office address, Morristown, N. J.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Philadelphia, Pa.

Died April 3, 1906, at Philadelphia, Penn.: Aged 80.

Buried, St. Andrews Graveyard, Mount Holly, NJ.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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