Saturday, January 5, 2013

An Illinois Secessionist Killed

In our account yesterday of proceedings at Island No. 10 we stated that the only person killed on our side during the four day’s bombardment was Lieut. Clarke, of Buckner’s battery, a gallant and brave young officer.  He was a nephew of Capt. Hallman, of this city, from whom we learn he was only eighteen years of age.   He was from Kaskaskia, Illinois, grandson of Colonel William Morrison, of that place, and a relative of General George Rogers Clarke.  He was Second Lieutenant of that company, and when he joined the army he brought with him eighteen young men from his neighborhood and the vicinity of Cape Girardeau.  He was an active and energetic solider and a warm adherent to the Southern cause.  His remains have been sent for to be brought to this city for interment. – {Memphis Appeal, March 22.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 3

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