Veteran of Two Wars:
Obituary of
Charles Lewis Clark

Who Died at Midnight Fought in 
Mexican and Civil Wars - Lived here 60 Years.

August 6, 1911

Charles Lewis Clark, aged eighty-three years, an old and widely known veteran and resident of Gloversville, died at midnight at the family home, 137 North Main street, after an illness of about six weeks, his death following that of his wife by only a few weeks.

The deceased had been a resident of Gloversville for the past sixty years. Twenty years he served the town of Johnstown and the city of Gloversville as constable and he was at one time a member of the police department of this city.  He was a Republican in politics and in years past had been an active participant in the conventions and councils of that party.  Of late years he had lived a retired life.  Until his late illness, Mr. Clark had been a remarkably well preserved and active man.

Mr. Clark was a veteran of the Mexican and the Civil wars, having a long and honorable army record.  He first enlisted in the service of the United States, November 5, 1847, as a private of Capt. F. O. Wyser's Co. D Third regiment of artillery to serve in the Mexican war.  He participated in all the movements of the company and regiment, being honorably discharged July 31, 1848, at Fortress Monroe, Va.

He re-enlisted at Gloversville September 26, 1861, as a private in Capt. Rosscan's Co. C, Seventh New York Cavalry.  He was honorably discharged  with the regiment at Washington, D. C., March 31, 1862.  He re-enlisted August 11, 1862, in Capt. William H. G. Hans' Co. C, One Hundred and Fifteenth (Iron Hearted) regiment, New York Voluntary infantry, serving three years, or until the close of the Civil war.

Mr. Clark was promoted to the second lieutenancy, November 17, 1864 and on April 29, 1865, received his promotion to a first lieutenant.  He served in the tenth and the Eighteenth army corps and participated in the following engagements:  Seige of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., where the regiment surrendered September 15, 1862; Olstee, Fla., February 20, 1864; Port Walthall, May 6 and 7, 1864; Dewey's Bluff, March 15 and 16, 1864; Cold Harbor, June 1 - 12, 1864; the assault of Petersburg, June 15 - 18, 1864; Chaftin's farm, September 19, 1864; Darbytown road, October 24 - 29, 1864, and Fort Fisher, N. C., December 25, 1864 and January 15, 1865.  He received his honorable discharge from the service at Raleigh, N. C. June 17, 1865.

The deceased was a man of pleasing disposition and kindly manner, making many friends whom he retained through all the changing years and the announcement of his death will be received with sincere sorrow and deep regret by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances throughout Fulton County.

Mr. Clark is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry A. Jenner of Johnstown, Mrs. Jennie Howland, and the Misses Anna V. Clark and Leulla Clark of Gloversville; also two sons, Charles S. Clark and William H. Clark, both of this city.

The announcement of the funeral arrangements will be made later.





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