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Albert Warren Clark Civil War diary, 1862-1863.
Clark, Albert W. 1842-1921.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 371:15  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Clark, Albert W. (Albert Warren), 1842-1921.
Title : Albert Warren Clark Civil War diary, 1862-1863.
Physical Description : 1 v.
Summary :

The diary begins on October 4, 1862, the date on which Albert was mustered into the service, and ends on July 7, 1863, when he turned in his gun and received his pay. His diary contains much detail about camp life, the weather, illnesses, and sightseeing in the Washington, D.C. area. It also contains a description of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Biographical or historical data :

Albert Warren Clark, the son of Rufus King Clark (1815-1883) and Elvira Augustus (Hinckly) Clark (1820-1904), was born on June 27, 1842 in Georgia, Vermont. During the Civil War he served with Company E, 12th Vermont Infantry Regiment, as a private and later as sergeant, and was mustered out of the service, with the rest of the regiment, shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg. After his Civil War service he went to the University of Vermont, graduating in 1865. He went on to earn degrees from two theological schools, and was ordained as a Congregational clergyman in 1868. On July 1, 1868 he married Helen Mosher Spencer (1842-1881) in Cornish, New Hampshire. After serving as a minister in Gilead, Connecticut from 1868 to 1872, he moved to Prague, Bohemia, where he served as a missionary, and established a home for "unfortunate women". He published a number of works, including his 1897 memoir Twenty-five Years Labour in Bohemia. Albert W. Clark died June 7, 1921.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 12th 1862-1863. Company E.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Diaries.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Georgia (Vt. : Town) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Diaries.
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