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Rare find reveals soldier's view of Utah in 1860

Published: Saturday, April 11 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Barry Chapman

Brevet Colonel Joseph Claypoole Clark, 1825-1906, are descended from the same forbear, Joseph Claypoole, 1677-c1740. of London, England and Pennsylvania, Pa. I'm aware of a direct descendant of Col. Clark and will let him know about these letters.
Barry Chapman

E. Haines

My grandmother was a Clark and I just spent hours over the last several days entering part of the Clark genealogy into a website. Joseph Claypoole Clark, Jr. was my 4th great-uncle. I am descended from his brother James Coppuck Clark. They are both descended from Thomas Clark who arrived in Burlington, NJ around 1680. Colonel Clark is buried in Mt. Holly, NJ. (Just today I entered the fact that his headstone states he served as a Brevet Colonel during the Civil War.)

I feel very proud to be related to this man and very much anticipate reading the book.

Tucson, AZ

As a collector of Antietam relics, especially photographs, I was delighted to see these letters of Captain Clark come to life. I envy you! The photo of Clark, as colonel, with his cane, is one I'd love to add to my collection. If the author would like to drop me a line I can share my photo of Clark with him, as well as information about the wounds he received at Antietam. Best wishes, Scott

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