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William Henry ClarkeRoster ID 924
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1859|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Henry Clarke, Class of 1859: Genealogy: Born- Jan. 21, 1839 in Richmond, Va. Father- William John Clarke (b. circa 1798, Ireland, d. 1873, Richmond VA?); Mother- Jane Wilson Cornthwaite (b. 1810, Baltimore?, d. 1857, Richmond?). Paternal Grandfather- John Clarke; Paternal Grandmother- Hannah Watts. Maternal Grandfather- John Cornthwaite; Maternal Grandmother- Elizabeth Wilson. Married- Ida Hilliard Carter, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Carter and Mary Jane Hilliard, on June 22, 1879. Children- 1- Emmet Cornthwaite Clarke; 2- William Carter Clarke; 3- Lyell Clarke. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 29, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1859 standing 1st in a class of 29. Civil War Record: Appointed Lieut. of the Provisional Army of Va.; served as engineer near Norfolk, Va. in the spring of 1861; assigned engineer in the fall of 1861; assigned as ordnance officer to staff of Brig. Gen. E. A. Perry in Feb. 1863; later served as 1st Lieut. and ordnance officer to Perry and Brig. Gen. J. Finegan. Careers: Teacher; Farmer. Died- Dec. 29, 1896 in Richmond, Va.|