Samuel Churchill Clark (1842 - 1862) MP

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Birthplace: St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death: Died in Elkhorn, Benton, Arkansas, Confederate States of America
Cause of death: Died from wounds, Battle of Pea Ridge
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About Samuel Churchill Clark

Samuel Churchill Clark, the grandson of famed explorer William Clark and the son of noted designer-architect Meriwether Lewis Clark, was born in St. Louis in 1842. He entered West Point in 1859, but left the academy when the Civil War began and enlisted as a private in the Missouri State Guard, joining Farris' Battery Light Artillery (Clark Artillery). He fought as an artilleryman at the Siege of Lexington in September 1861, and became the commander of a State Guard artillery battery. On March 8, 1862, at the Battle of Pea Ridge, the nineteen-year-old Clark was decapitated by a Union artillery round. Churchill Clark was mourned by the Missourians in the Confederate ranks, including General Sterling Price. When he learned of Clark's death, Price exclaimed, "My God, is my boy dead?"

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Capt. Churchill Clark, CSA's Timeline

1842
September 12, 1842
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1862
March 8, 1862
Age 19
Elkhorn, Benton, Arkansas, Confederate States of America
March, 1862
Age 19
Fayette, Washington, Arkansas, Confederate States of America