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important - Union Mjr. Gen. Henry F. Clarke GROUPING

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This outstanding grouping of Mjr. General Henry Francis Clarke, (won his Brig. General star for gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg), includes a plaster bust of Clarke by noted sculptor Leonard W. Volk,best known for his earlier work with Abraham Lincoln. The 12 inch high painted plaster bust is inscribed Genl. H. F. Clark U. S. A. on the front and L. W. Volk 1889 on the back. The bust depicts Clarke in uniform wearing his Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States medal. Included in this grouping is General Clarke’spersonal issue gold Loyal Legion Medal #733. ( see published MOLLUS roster with inscribed medal numbers: UNION BLUE by Robert G. Carroon and Dana B. Shoaf) The group also includes two Loyal Legion lapel rosettes, his Grand Army of the Republic membership medal,complete with its original well worn and tattered suspension ribbon. With the group a GAR, 1902 Washington National Encampment medal and Clarke’s jeweler made monogram cuff buttons(HFC). These were fashioned from 1854 and 1855 US silver quarters, nicely handengraved with blue enamel highlights. Last but not the least is a personally inscribed carte de viste of Clarke from the Matthew Brady, Washington studio . The CDV remains in excellent condition and is signed on the verso Yours truly H F Clarke. As to provenance, all of the preceeding General Henry Francis Clarke artifacts, with the exception of the signed Clarke photograph, came to us as a group when offered as such by an established New England auction house. In our own research we found sale of Clarke material, to include a camp chair offered by Cowans, leading back to the family and a sale of the estate of the General’s Great Granddaughter Mary Clark.. While the time and location of that sale will take some additional research. The Volk bust of Clarke had been offered by the Heritage auction house in Texas with the attributation of the Clarke family via the Tharpe collection of American Military History, exhibited by the Liberty Heritage Society Museum. General Clarke’s MOLLUS medal will speak for itself with its recorded and inscribed issue number as will the silver cuff buttons which offer the the General’s HFC monograhm. We added the signed CDV to the grouping when we had the opertunity.
Mjr. Genl. Henry Francis Clarke

Henry Francis Clarke was born in Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 9, 1820. He was graduated from West Point, in 1843, and was commissioned 2nd Lt., 2nd US Artillery. A veteran of the Mexican War, Clarke was wounded at Chapultepec, where he was brevetted captain for his gallantry, Sept. 13, 1847. Clark served as an instructor of artillery at the Military Academy at West Point, 1848-49, then as professor of mathematics, 1850-51. He served in the Seminole War, 1851-52; then as Adjt., 2nd US Artillery at Fort Monroe, 1852-53 then at Pensacola, 1853-55. Assigned back at West Point as instructor of artillery in 1855-56 Clarke was then stationed at Fort Hamilton in New York, 1856-57. Promoted Captain Jan. 12, 1857 Clarke served in the challenging position of chief of commissariat on the Utah Expedition, (a.k.a. Utah War / Mormon Rebellion) 1857-60. Clarke was assigned Chief of Commissariat, Dept. of Florida, April and May, 1861 then served as Chief of Commissariat of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-64. He participated in the campaigns of the Peninsula, Maryland, the Rappahannock, Pennsylvania, and the Rapidan, and was brevetted colonel Sept. 11, 1863, for gallant and meritorious services in the Maryland campaign. He received the brevet of brigadier-general, March 18, 1865, for services at gallantry at Gettysburg and was at the same time brevetted major-general of the United States army for faithful and meritorious services in the subsistence department during the war. He was in charge of the subsistence department in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, 1864-67; division of Missouri, 1867-75; and of the division of the Atlantic, 1879-84. He was promoted colonel May 20, 1882, and was retired Nov. 9, 1884. He died in Washington, D.C., May 10, 1887. (Source: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans)

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