Clark, John

Rank: Private

Unit: H Co, 2d Dragoons

Reenlisted: February 7, 1845 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 28.  It was his second enlistment.

Date of birth: 1817

Hometown: Kent, Maine

Occupation prior to enlistment: Shoemaker

Campaign: Texas Occupation

Died: 24 December 1845

Age at death: 27 or 28

Cause of death: Diarrhea

Location of fatality: Corpus Christi, Texas

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Place of interment: Old Bayview Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Note: Original enlistment was November 9, 1839 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into H Trp, 2d Dragoons.  He was 23.  He was discharged on November 9, 1844 at Fort Jesup, Louisiana for expiration of service and held the rank of rank sergeant.

He stood 5’8¼” with hazel eyes, dark hair, and fair complexion.

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