CLARK, CHARLES A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant and Adjutant, 6th Maine Infantry.
Place and date:   At Brooks Ford, Va., 4 May 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Sangerville, Maine.

Date of issue:   13 May 1896.

Citation:   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 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)