{⋆★⋆} BG Clark, Charles - Governor of Mississippi

Charles Clark
Born: May 24, 1811

Birthplace: Lebanon, Ohio

Father: Major James B. Clark 1786 – 1859
(Buried: Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Mississippi)​

Mother: Charlotte Alter 1791 – 1844
(Buried: Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Mississippi)​

Wife: Ann Eliza Darden Clark 1818 – 1875
(Buried: Clark Cemetery, Beulah, Mississippi)​


Emma Clark Cooper 1840 – 1915​
(Buried: Clark Cemetery, Beulah, Mississippi)​
Annie Clark Jacobs 1847 – 1929​
(Buried: Clark Cemetery, Beulah, Mississippi)​

Occupation before War:

Represented the Choctaw Nation over land in Mississippi Delta​
Plantation Owner in Beulah, Mississippi 5,000 acres of land​

Civil War Career:

Brigadier General of Mississippi State troops​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
Major General of Mississippi State Troops​
Division Commander during the Battle of Baton Rogue, Louisiana​
1862: Wounded and captured during Battle of Baton Rogue, Louisiana​
1862: Held as Prisoner of War by the Union Army​
1863 – 1865: Governor of Mississippi​
1865: Removed from office by the United States Army​
1865: Imprisoned briefly in Savannah Georgia at Fort Pulaski​

Occupation after War:

1871 – 1877: Owner of Routhland Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi​

Died: December 18, 1877

Place of Death: Bolivar County, Mississippi

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place: Clark Family Cemetery, Beulah, Mississippi
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
His wounding at Baton Rouge was so crippling that he had to use crutches for the rest of his life. He resigned his commission on October 31, 1863 having been elected Governor the month before.


Jul 12, 2017
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Charles Clark was married to my aunt, and his sister married my great great great grandfather.

If you ever want a wonderful read about him and his family, look for a hardbound copy of The Master of Doro, An Epic of The Old South, by his youngest daughter, Annie Eliza Clark Jacobs. It is full of her memories of him and you absolutely feel you are there in the house. There are very few copies out there, unfortunately, as it was primarily made for the family. I only got a copy several years ago through the assistance of a distant cousin.

Doro was the name of his plantation on the Mississippi River, and was the largest in Bolivar County. He is buried on that land in the family cemetery. It is just down the road from the small town of Beulah.

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