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207 > Page 207 of Confederate military history; a library of Confederate States history, written by distinguished men of the south, and edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia ..

CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY. 1861. At the beginning of the war he was appointed brigadier-general by Governor Jackson, and commanded a force of the Missouri State Guard until he was disabled at Springfield. After his recovery he was elected to the first Confederate Congress. Ke afterwards served as Confederate senator from Missouri until the end of the war, when he resumed his law practice at Fayette, where he resided at the time of his death, October 29, 1895. His son John Bulloch Clark, Jr., was born at Fayette, January 14, 1831. After attending the preparatory schools he entered the Missouri university where he spent two years, then studying at the Harvard law school, where he graduated in 1854. Seven years later the great event which broke into the peaceful pursuits of so many men aroused young Clark to a new and stirring life. Being the son of such a father, he could but be profoundly moved by the sentiment which so quickly made of the whole South a great military camp. A resistless desire to serve their country in the tented field seized upon almost the entire body of the high spirited young men of the South. They felt that the rights and liberties of their States and the property of the citizens were imperilled, and they were not only ready but eager to buckle on their armor for the defense of home and native land. So the younger Clark gave up his law practice and entered the Missouri infantry as a lieutenant. He was soon made captain of one of the companies of the Sixth Missouri regiment. On the 5 th of July, at the battle of Carthage, he was ranking as major and acted a gallant part. His regiment was also conspicuous at Springfield. In 1862 he had risen to the position of colonel, and as such commanded a brigade at Pea Ridge. In this battle both he and his men won a reputation for gallantry which they maintained throughout the war. General Hindman, in his report of operations in Missouri and Arkansas, mentioned in terms of highest commendation Col. John B. Clark, Jr. After he had long been acting with ability