George Clark joined the Pennsylvania Volunteers on Feb. 29,
1864 in Johnston PA, along with his brother Issac F. Clark. He was around
seventeen years old. His father's name was Samuel Clark, who later served
along with his son George after Issac was killed in battle. He was in the
Twelfth Regimental Cavalry and served under General Averell and later
Sheridan. At Kernstown on July 23, the Twelfth saw heavy loss of
life to the rebel army. Soon after that George was captured by
rebels and sent to the infamous prison Andersonville. Two days in
Andersonville was enough for my great * 3 Grandpa, and during a flood he
escaped the prison and made his way back to his unit traveling at night.
family supposly came to America from alsace-lorriane in present day
France, though his name is Scottish, the year is lost. There could be
different reasons for this, The Reformation, one of the Jacobite
uprisings, etc. One knows anything about Clerkes or Clarks going to France
or have any ancestors who had a brother Samuel Clark (born in the 1800's)?