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Charles A. Clark
|Birth name||Charles Amory Clark|
January 26, 1841|
|Died||December 22, 1913
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Oak Hill Cemetery
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army
|Years of service||1861–1864|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
|Unit||6th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Charles Amory Clark (January 26, 1841 – December 22, 1913) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Clark received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Brooks Ford, Virginia on May 4, 1863. He was honored with the award on May 13, 1896.
Clark was born in Sangerville, Maine on January 26, 1841. He enlisted with the 6th Maine Infantry in July 1861, and was commissioned as a lieutenant in February 1862. He later served as captain and assistant adjutant general of volunteers from May to October 1864.
After the war, he worked as a lawyer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, and was elected its national judge advocate general in 1905 and the department commander of Iowa in 1906. He was named a regent of the University of Iowa in 1907.
Clark died at his home in Cedar Rapids on December 22, 1913, and his remains are interred at the Oak Hill Cemetery.