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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

John D. Clark

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1842.

 p139  Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; as Adjutant, 8th Infantry, Feb. 18, 1846, to May 20, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 21, 1846)

Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey,

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Sep. 8, 1847, where he was wounded, — and as Quartermaster, 8th Infantry, Dec. 9, 1847, to Aug. 2, 1848.

Drowned, Aug. 2, 1848, in the Mississippi River, near Helena, Ark.: Aged 28.

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