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CLARK, CHARLES A.

CLARK, CHARLES A. (?–?). Charles A. Clark was born in Louisiana and traveled to Texas in 1835 from New York. He entered service on January 28, 1836, as second corporal in Capt. Richard Roman's Company B of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment and took part in the battle of San Jacinto. He was discharged on June 17, 1836, and for his war service received a bounty warrant for 1,280 acres. On August 31, 1836, he enlisted in Capt. John Hart's company, and on May 22, 1837, the Senate confirmed his appointment as a second lieutenant of permanent volunteers. For this term of enlistment he received an additional 1,280 acres.

Several other Charles Clarks were involved in Texas history of the same period. One, also a native of Louisiana, was a private in Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of Texas Volunteers that served in the siege of Bexar. This Clark was reportedly killed in the Goliad Massacre. Charles Henry Clark died in the defense of the Alamo, and Charles Clarke, a lieutenant on the Sommervell expeditionqv, was captured at the battle of Mier but soon released owing to his British citizenship.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). James M. Day, Black Beans and Goose Quills: Literature of the Texas Mier Expedition (Waco: Texian Press, 1970). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Thomas L. Miller, Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas, 1835–1888 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967).
Thomas W. Cutrer

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