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PVT: CHARLES ASA CLARK of the 14th Kansas Calvary of Company I. 
Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.

Charles Asa Clark was born on February 21, 1849, where is not known yet. At the age of 14 he managed to enlist into Company I of the 14th Kansas Calvary on October 21, 1863 out of Fort Scott, Kansas. He mustered out at a place called Pine Bluff on July 20, 1865. Not much is known about this man, his obituary and funeral notice is not that revealing. Charles Asa Clark passed away at his residence on Harvest Street in Salinas on Tuesday evening on October 23, 1928; his internment took place at the IOOF Cemetery on Abbott Street in Salinas, California. Charles Asa Clark was a member of the James Blair Steedman GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post #56 based out of Salinas, California.

 

CLARK, CHARLES ASA (1849-1928 Salinas, IOOF Cemetery
Salinas Index Journal October 25, 1928
Military Honors For Old Civil War Veteran

Military honors will be accorded the remains of Charles Asa Clark, an old Civil war veteran, when his funeral is held tomorrow afternoon from the chapel of the undertaking parlors of Struve & Laporte, West San Luis Street.  Clark died in his Harvest street home Tuesday evening at the advanced age of nearly 79.

Then the funeral is held the cortege will be escorted by a detail from the 40th tank company, and the same organization will have a bugler and a squad to blow taps and fire a salute over the old soldier’s grave.  

 

Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC

Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca

Dept. of Calif. and Pacific

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

P. O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641

WWW.SUVCW.ORG 

Sep 2009

 

  

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