1863: West Chester, Pennsylvania (military enlistment)
During the Civil War, he served as a Private in Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the second regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 21 years old, married and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 9 March 1863 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was wounded in action on 20 February 1864 at the Battle of Olustee. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.
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7 August 1863
Privates Clark, Jeremiah Parker, & Geo H. Buck detailed By Brigade order as Butchers.