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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Francis N. Clarke

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1840.

Served: on the Northern Frontier, 1840‑41, at Detroit, Mich., during Canada Border Disturbances; at the Military Academy, 1841‑52, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 27, 1841, to Oct. 16, 1846, — Asst. Professor

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Oct. 13, 1845)

of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Oct. 16, 1846, to Jan. 18, 1847, — and Principal Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Jan. 18, 1847, to Oct. 1, 1852; in garrison at Ft. Brady, Mich.,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, July 15, 1852)

1852‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1859; in garrison at St. Louis, Mo., 1859‑60; suspended from rank, etc., Feb. 13 to Apr. 20, 1860; on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1860‑61, — and on march from Ft. Crittenden, Utah to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., in command of Utah forces, July 27 to Oct. 5, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of a battery in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Oct. 19, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862, — and at Manassas, Fairfax C. H., and Warrenton Junction, Va., Mar. 10 to Apr. 2, 1862; as Chief of Artillery of 2d Corps (Army of the Potomac), in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 12 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, — Battle of Savage Station, June 29, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; as Chief of Artillery of 2d Corps (Army of the Potomac), in the

(Major, 5th Artillery, Aug. 5, 1862)

 p33  Maryland Campaign, Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service in Maine, Nov. 1, 1862, to May 2, 1863; and as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, and Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service of the State of Massachusetts, May 2, 1863, to Jan. 16,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col. and Bvt. Colonel, Feb. 1, 1865)

1866; and as Asst. Inspector-General of the Department of Florida, Feb. 16 to Aug. 13, 1866.

Died, Aug. 13, 1866, at Tallahassee, Fla.: Aged 46.

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