John J. Clark (1828-1894) served in Company I, 6th Illinois Cavalry. A resident of Du Quoin in Perry County, Illinois, Clark married Isabella Ramsey (1833-1913) in 1849. By 1870 the Clarks had settled in Worth County, Missouri, where John worked as a carpenter and filed for an invalid pension in 1879. He died in June 1894 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Denver, Missouri. Isabella filed for a widow's pension in July 1894.
Clark addressed his letter to his uncle and aunt. He wrote that the regiment had not been "Pestered by the Gurilers for some time," and that he was "Proud to think the coper heads has Got so badley beaten in their Election this fall."
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