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CUSTER BRIGADE- 1st Michigan Cavalry Killed in Action CDV
1st Michigan Cavalry Killed in Action cdv.
Period ink signed image of John R. Clark of Co. K, who was killed at Winchester, VA on Sept. 19th, 1864. See below for a view of the back.
No b/m, wear as shown in the photograph.

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John R. Clarke

Residence Wayne County MI; 19 years old.

Enlisted on 8/13/1861 at Detroit, MI as a Private.

On 9/4/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. MI 1st Cavalry He Re-enlisted on 12/21/1863 He was Killed on 9/19/1864 at Winchester, VA

He was listed as: * POW 1/14/1863 Dranesville, VA * Returned 5/19/1863 (place not stated) * Wounded 7/4/1863 Fairfield Gap, VA

Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 3/6/1864 from company K to company H
The Michigan Brigade, sometimes called the Wolverines, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade or Custer's Brigade, was a brigade of cavalry in the volunteer Union Army during the latter half of the American Civil War. Composed primarily of the 1st Michigan Cavalry, 5th Michigan Cavalry, 6th Michigan Cavalry and 7th Michigan Cavalry, the Michigan Brigade fought in every major campaign of the Army of the Potomac from the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.

The brigade first gained fame during the Gettysburg Campaign under the command of youthful Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer. After the war, several men associated with the brigade joined the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment and later fought again under Custer in the Old West frontier.