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Linn County: Cedar Rapids
GPS Coordinates: 41.975216 by -91.646833
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles A. Clark
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Lt. Colonel Clark (1841-1913) of the 6th Maine Infantry received the Medal of Honor for bravely taking command at Brooks Ford, Virginia on May 4, 1863. His superior officer reported, "I cannot praise the behavior of Adjutant Clark on this occasion too highly. His gallantry and presence of mind extricated the regiment from a most perilous position." In 1866 he moved to Webster City, Iowa and then to Cedar Rapids in 1876 where he established a law firm. He is buried in Cedar Rapids at Oak Hill Cemetery at 1705 Mount Vernon Road which is located in the south central part of the city. The stone is not visible from the cemetery road - see the link for location within the cemetery. Photo taken 2/25/09.