United States Congressman from Texas
(1831-1905) A lawyer by occupation, he was a resident of Davenport, Iowa, when he enlisted on Nov. 2, 1861, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant & adjutant of the 13th Iowa Infantry. On March 6, 1862, he was appointed captain & a.a.g. on the staff of Gen. Thomas J. McKean. He was promoted to major, Nov. 24, 1862; lieutenant colonel, Feb. 10, 1863; brevet brigadier general, July 22, 1864, for gallant and distinguished services at the battle of Atlanta, where he served as adjutant of Gen. James B. McPherson; promoted to full brigadier general, May 31, 1865; and later brevet major general, for gallant and meritorious Civil War service. After the war Clark organized a bank in Galveston, Texas, he served as U.S. Congressman representing reconstructed Texas, was Postmaster of Galveston, served as chief clerk of the Internal Revenue Department, and later as a special inspector.
Signature With State: 4 x 2, in ink, W.T. Clark, Texas. Very fine.