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Moses Nelson Clark (1843-1876)
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Born: 1843 Tennessee. 1
Married: Louisa Francis (Elizabeth) Hammett (1844-1880) on 11 Oct 1861 in Carroll County Tennessee. 4
Died: 17 Feb 1876 . 2 3
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Richardson S. Clark
1796-Bet 1860 and 1870

Moses Nelson Clark
1843-17 Feb 1876
Civil War - Union
Abt 1810-Aft 1880

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      Louisa Francis (Elizabeth..

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Moses fought with the 7th Tennessee Cavalry USA during the Civil War.

CLARK, NELSON C, Companies E & C, pvt, enlisted in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered on 8/11/62 at Humboldt, TN (same as James Clark above). He was due a $100 bounty for enlistment. Clark was 24 years old, married to Elizabeth Frances Hammett (1861) and a resident of Buena Vista, TN. He was captured at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/62 and spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH awaiting exchange. His muster roll says "exchanged but not returned to duty." He did return, however, since he was captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and ended up in Andersonville Prison. Clark was vaccinated while in prison with what he believed was poisonous vaccine from which he contracted gangrene. (His muster roll says he had scrobutus.) He was exchanged through Savannah, GA on 11/18/64 and arrived at the hospital in Baltimore, MD on 11/27/64. Transferred to the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN, he was discharged on 6/13/65 or 7/1/65 due to disability. After the war he resided in Maple Creek, TN, where he applied for an invalid pension (#190,684/199,152). In his pension application in 1874 he was 33 years old, 5'9" tall, fair complexion, black hair, black eyes. He died on 2/17/76. His wife, Elizabeth F, applied for a widow's pension in 1876, #226,779/179,004. She later moved to Grayson Co, TX.5 3 6


  1. 1870 Federal Census, Carroll County, Tennessee page 443
  2. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  3. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley
  4. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  5. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service
  6. Nelson Clark Civil War Service File