John W. Clark

First Name: John
Middle Name(s): W.
Last Name: Clark
Co. A, 15th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lauderdale County, AL

John W. Clark was the son of Silas H. Clark’s brother Robert L. Clark, also a wealthy businessman and plantation owner. At the time of the 1860 Census, John W. Clark’s age was listed as 18 and his occupation as “pupil.” He was probably a student at LaGrange College (founded 1830) in Florence, Alabama. His service records indicate that John W. Clark enlisted as a private in Co. A, 15th Mississippi Infantry on May 21, 1861 and died on November 19, 1861 (place and cause of death not recorded).

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14795 Buford2 February 15, 1861 John W. Clark Louisa L. Clark Florence, Lauderdale County, AL Attalaville, Attala County, MS
14797 Buford3 June 12, 1861 John W. Clark Louisa L. Clark Attalaville, Attala County, MS
14800 Buford5 July 22, 1861 John W. Clark Louisa L. Clark Statham, GA Attalaville, Attala County, MS

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