Key facts about Charles Clark, a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and governor of Mississippi during the American Civil War.
- Charles Clark
- May 24, 1811
- Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio
- James and Charlotte Clark
- Augusta College (1831)
- military officer
- Brigadier General (CSA)
- Governor of Mississippi
- Ann Eliza Darden (1835)
Place of Death:
- Bolivar County, Mississippi
Date of Death:
- December 18, 1877
Place of Burial:
- Clark Cemetery, Bolivar County, Mississippi
- Charles Clark was educated in Kentucky.
- In 1831, Charles Clark graduated from Augusta College, located in Augusta, Kentucky, in Bracken County.
- Charles Clark moved to Mississippi about 1831, where he taught school and studied law.
- Charles Clark was a staunch Whig supporter of Henry Clay.
- Charles Clark served in the Mississippi State Legislature from 1838 to 1844.
- Charles Clark organized the Thomas Hinds Guards, an infantry company that became a part of the Second Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers during the Mexican-American War.
- Charles Clark served as Colonel of the Second Mississippi Infantry during the Mexican-American War.
- Charles Clark was a delegate to the 1851 Mississippi Constitutional Convention.
- Charles Clark served in the Mississippi State Legislature from 1856 to 1861.
- Charles Clark became a member of the Democratic Party in 1860.
- Charles Clark served as a delegate to both 1860 Democratic conventions in Charleston and Baltimore.
- Charles Clark supported John Cabell Breckinridge for the presidency in 1860.
- Charles Clark was appointed Brigadier General, and later Major General of Mississippi State Troops.
- After the acceptance of the Mississippi Regiments into Confederate Service, Charles Clark was appointed brigadier general in the Confederate Army effective May 22, 1861.
- Charles Clark served as a brigade commander under Brigade in General Albert Sidney in Kentucky
- Charles Clark was severely wounded in the shoulder at the Battle of Shiloh.
- Charles Clark served as a division commander at the Battle of Baton Rouge
- Charles Clark was severely wounded in the hip during the Battle of Baton Rouge, crippling him for the remainder of his life.
- Charles Clark was elected Governor of Mississippi on October 5, 1863.
- Charles Clark served as Governor of Mississippi until Federal authorities arrested him on May 22, 1865.
- Charles Clark was imprisoned in Fort Pulaski, Georgia, but returned to Mississippi upon his release.
- After his release from prison, Charles Clark returned to practicing law and managing his plantation “Doro” in Bolivar County, Mississippi.
- In 1876, Charles Clark was appointed chancellor for the fourth judicial district and served on the bench until his death