Civil War Records of John (W.) Clark, alias Henry Donaldson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
Navy Catskill; Ohio; Wabash, Vermont enl. July 1, 1863, at Boston, for 1 year, as 2nd Class Fireman disch. Aug. 15, 1864 credit Worcester   age recorded as 25; as Henry Donaldson (MASSCW, 6:828)
A 1st Batt. MHA Private; enl. and must. Feb. 8, 1865 must. out Oct. 20, 1865 Fitchburg brakeman

age 22, as John Clark (MASSCW, 6:84)

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks



1st Batt. MHA

Wabash, Catskill, Vermont, John Adams, Ohio

Dec. 17, 1892 Invalid 1141 562 994 940 Mass. John W. Clark
April 22, 1915 Widow 1046 096 802 029 Mass. Mary Clark

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  first 100 pages (PDF); additional 33 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date April 11, 1915
Place Chelsea Soldiers Home, Mass.
Age 71
Cause valvular heart disease
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

John W. Clark is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


From: Annual Report of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts at Chelsea, Massachusetts  (Soldiers Home, Chelsea, 1915): 36 (Digitized by Google Books at:

JOHN CLARK, alias HENRY DONALDSON, Cochituate, Mass.:  Age 71; 2d Class Fireman, U.S. Navy, "Catskill"; Priv. Co. A, Ist Battalion Mass. Heavy Artillery; born in Lowell, Mass. Admitted to the Home, April 5, 1915; died April 11, 1915, of valvular heart disease. Buried in West Acton Cemetery, West Acton, Mass.


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