Clark, Armstrong

Photo: 26th NC Infantry battle flag ; Armstrong “Armps” Clark abt 1880armstrong clark26 NC Battle flag

Age at Enlistment: 30

Length of Service: 1863-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    26th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. A on 1 Mar 1863 at Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC; Brother of James Allen Clark (16th NC Infantry); Wounded in action during Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg on 3 Jul 1863 and became POW at a hospital near Gettysburg; transferred to Provost Marshall and sent to DeCamp General Hospital, Davids Island Union prison, NY Harbor between 17-24 Jul 1863. Still shows in prison in 1864; NFR but likely in union prison till end of war then returned home.

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Clark Cemetery, Ashe County, NC; confederate marker (plate)armstrong clark plateSoldier Info:   Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1833; Died at Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC in 1906; wife Martha received pension in 1902 for war service.

Relationship to Author:  3rd Great Uncle