Colonel Clark Moulton Avery (CSA)

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Clark Moulton Avery, Col.

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Birthplace: Swans Pond, Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died
Cause of death: mortally wounded on May 12, 1864 in the Battle of Spotsylvania
Place of Burial: Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Thomas Avery, Col. and Harriet Eloise Avery
Husband of Elizabeth Tilghman Avery
Father of Louise Harriet Avery; Martha Matilda Avery; Adelaide Avery; Clara Walton Avery; Mary Lenoir Avery and 5 others
Brother of William Waightstill Avery (CSA); Unnamed Child Avery; Theodore Horatio Avery; Thomas Lenoir Avery; Leah Adelaide Avery and 10 others

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About Colonel Clark Moulton Avery (CSA)

Served in the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

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Col. Clark M. Avery of the 33rd North Carolina was killed during the Civil War.

A brief commander of a brigade in the Third Corps, Colonel Clarke Avery spent most of his career with the Confederacy as a prisoner of war.

Born in North Carolina in 1819, Avery began his CSA career as captain of Company C, 1st North Carolina. He was soon promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 33rd North Carolina and by January 1862 to the colonel of that unit. Avery fought at Big Bethel with the 1st North Carolina. He was captured and taken prisoner, however, at the debacle at New Bern in March of 1862.

He was released around October 1863, though he is listed as a temporary brigade commander for Lane's Brigade at Gettysburg in the Official Records.

Col. Clarke Moulton (33rd N.C.) fell with "... his face to the enemy" during Longstreet's assault against Cemetery Ridge - better known as "Pickett's Charge."

Returning to command of his regiment, Avery commanded it until mortally wounded at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864. He died on June 18, 1864.

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Clark Moulton Avery Biography by Isaac Thomas Avery Jr.

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Colonel Clark Moulton Avery (CSA)'s Timeline

1819
October 3, 1819
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1841
June 23, 1841
Age 21
Morgantown, NC
1842
August 6, 1842
Age 22
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States
1844
February 17, 1844
Age 24
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States
1846
April 5, 1846
Age 26
Morgantown, NC, United States
1848
February 1, 1848
Age 28
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States
1849
July 11, 1849
Age 29
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States
1852
April 29, 1852
Age 32
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States
1856
January 30, 1856
Age 36
Morgantown, Burke, North Carolina, United States
1858
December 9, 1858
Age 39
Morgantown, North Carolina, United States