Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Clark_(governor)
Born in 1811.
Countries: Mississippi (67%), United States (33%)
Linked to: Delta State University, Democratic Party, United States Army, Augusta College
In the late 1830s and early 1840s, Clark, a lawyer, represented a settler in a dispute with some Choctaw Native Americans over land in the Mississippi Delta
He was promoted to the rank of major general of Mississippi State Troops in 1863
He served in this capacity until June 13, 1865, when he was forcibly removed from office by occupation forces of the United States Army and replaced by William L. Sharkey, a respected judge and staunch Unionist who had been in total opposition to secession