Charles Clark (governor)

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Charles Clark (governor)

Mississippi Democratic political figure, as well as a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. add

Category: Politics

Born in 1811.

Countries: Mississippi (67%), United States (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mississippi, United States Army

Linked to: Delta State University, Democratic Party, United States Army, Augusta College




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Charles Clark was born in 1811 add something


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 add something


Following the secession of Mississippi in early 1861, Clark was appointed as a brigadier general in the Mississippi 1st Corps, a state militia organization that later entered the Confederate Army add something


He was promoted to the rank of major general of Mississippi State Troops in 1863 add something


On November 16, 1863, Clark was inaugurated as governor of Mississippi under Confederate auspices add something


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 add something

Charles Clark died in 1877 add something


He died in Bolivar County, Mississippi, on December 18, 1877, and was buried at the family graveyard in that county add something


He is the great grandfather of Judge Charles Clark who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1969 to 1992 and was the chairman of the United States Judicial Conference add something


"Who Was Who in the Civil War." New York: Facts On File, 1988 add something


" Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001 add something