of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CLARK, CHARLES A.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant and Adjutant, 6th Maine Infantry. Place and
Date: At Brooks Ford, Va., 4 May 1863. Birth: Sangerville, Maine. Date of
Issue: 13 May 1896.
Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at
great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource led the
command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his
gallantry, coolness, and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from
capture or destruction.
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