Source:  Confederate Veterans Magazine
              Vol. X, June 1902, No. 6 page 272

Submitted By:  Brady Fitts

 Capt. C. J. Clark (Charles Jones Clark)

 Capt. Charles J. Clark died in Lynchburg, VA., January 11, 1902.  He was born in 1839, and at alarm of war, 1861, he volunteered service to his State and the South with an enthusiasm which distinguished him in service.  He joined Company I of the Fifty-Sixth Virginia Infantry.  From the ranks he rose to the capataincy of his company, and in the famous charge of Pickett’s Brigade at Gettysburg he was severely wounded.  After the four long years, Capt. Clark returned to his farms, where he remained till 1895, when he removed to Charlotte Court House, and opened a hotel, and from there he went to Lynchburg.  At one time he was Lieut. Commander of H. A. Carrington Camp, U.C.V.  Capt. Clark was married in 1860, and his wife and several sons and daughters survive him. 


While the 56 VA was in camp at Chaffin’s Farm Charles was promoted to Capt. on April 25, 1864.  He enlisted in the Charlotte Gray’s as a private at Reeces Church in Charlotte County, VA on July 18, 1861 by Capt. William E Green.  Capt. Green was later promoted to Colonial and commander of the 56 VA Infantry June 18, 1864.

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       “56th Virginia Infantry” Regimental History by William A. Young, Jr. and Patricia C. Young


Charles Jones Clarke was born to Micajah and Eliza “Unara Mason” Clark, her father was Joseph H Mason and Elizabeth Weatherford.  Charles wife was Mary Elizabeth “Smith” Clark and together their children where: Florence Thurmon, Roger Lewis, Oden, May Estell, John D., and Howell Clark. 

 Ref.  1850, 60, 70, 80 and 1900 Federal Census of Virginia


He is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery Lynchburg, Virginia.