John Bullock Clark

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John Bullock Clark, Jr. was born in Fayette, Missouri, January 14, 1831. He attended Fayette Academy and the University of Missouri, and after spending two years in California, was graduated from Harvard Law School in 1854. He engaged in the practice of law in Fayette until 1861, when he entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant. Soon made a captain of one of the companies of the 6th Missouri Infantry, he was a major at the battles of Carthage and Springfield, and with rank of colonel, commanded a brigade at Pea Ridge (Elkhorn). Thereafter he served for some time under General Hindman, until his services in Missouri and Arkansas were at length rewarded by a commission as brigadier general, to rank from March 6, 1864. The remainder of his military career was with Generals Marmaduke and Shelby in the closing operations of the Trans-Mississippi Department. After the war General Clark resumed his law practice in Fayette, and was elected to Congress in 1873, serving until 1883, when he was elected clerk of the House of Representatives. From 1889 until his death, September 7, 1903, he practiced law in Washington, where he died and is buried. His father, John B. Clark, Sr., served in Congress ante bellum, was a brigadier general of the Missouri State Guard in 1861-62, and subsequently a representative and senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress. He died in Fayette in 1885.

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Ref: Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders by Ezra J. Warner.  Printed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London.