Source: Confederate Veterans Magazine
Vol. X, June 1902, No. 6 page 272
Submitted By: Brady Fitts
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.
He is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery Lynchburg, Virginia.