William Clark


DeathMay 21, 1934
CemeteryHay Springs (Hay Springs)
PostFinnicum (Wisner)
Unit2nd Minnesota Cavalry, Company C

Private William Clark

Company C, 2nd Minnesota Cavalry

Clark was born in Wisconsin in 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 16, 1863 at Nunda (Freeborn County), Minnesota. Clark served 2 years. He wan mustered out on November 17, 1865.

The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry was organized at Fort Snelling, Minnesota between December 5, 1863 and January 5, 1864. The regiment was assigned to garrison duty in Minnesota until May 1864. The 2nd Minnesota was assigned to General Sully’s campaign against the Plains Indians from June 5 to October 15, 1864. After the campaign, the regiment was assigned to frontier and patrol duty at various locations in the Dakota Territory and Minnesota.

Clark died on May 21, 1934. He is buried in the Hay Springs Cemetery in Hay Springs (Sheridan County), Nebraska. Clark was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:

Finnicum Post (#129) located in Wisner, Nebraska.

Sheridan Post (#223) located in Gordon, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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