Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Martin Van Buren Clark, Ohio Infantry.

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Martin Van Buren Clark, son of David and Ximena (Roberts) Clark, was born April 28, 1840, on a farm near Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was educated in the district schools and at Baldwin University, Ohio.

He enlisted June 20, 1861, in Company C, Seventh Regiment O. V. I., going to camp and front in Virginia with the regiment. Transferred to the. band August 9, 1861, and was discharged by order of the Adjutant-General, U. S. A., discharging all regimental bands July 5, 1862.

Reenlisted at Cleveland, Ohio, August, 1864, as a private in the Eighth Independent Battery Light Artillery, O. N. G., and was called into the service of the United States and stationed at Johnson s Island, Ohio, to repel a threatened invasion from Canada. Discharged as corporal gunner October 17, 1864, and was appointed as a sergeant later in the same battery.

He participated while in the Seventh Regiment in the battle of Cross Lanes, Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia.

He married Mary D. Henry at Parma, Ohio, July 4, 1865, and they have four daughters, Alice, Mamie, Edith, and Ruth. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy, Baldwin University, in the year 1867, with degree of M. B. He graduated in medicine from the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in the year 1869, with the degree of M. D. and emigrated to Sutton, Nebraska, as a pioneer druggist June i, 1872. Since the war he has been a profes sor of colleges, physician and surgeon, member of the G. A. R. and Masonic bodies.

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