CLARK, JOHN W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster, 6th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   Near Warrenton, Va., 28 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Vermont. Born: 21 October 1830, Montpelier, Vt. Date of issue: 17 August 1891.

Citation:   Defended the division train against a vastly superior force of the enemy; he was severely wounded, but remained in the saddle for 20 hours afterward until he had brought his train through in safety.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)