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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, John Bullock 1802- (search)
Clark, John Bullock 1802- Military officer; born in Madison county, Ky., April 17, 1802; went to Missouri in 1818; admitted to the bar in 1824; commanded a regiment in the Black Hawk War in 1832; and subsequently led the force which drove the Mormons out of Missouri. In 1857-61 he was a Democratic member of Congress. At the beginning of the Civil War he joined the Confederate army; was made a brigadier-general; and commanded the Missouri troops till seriously wounded in August, 1861. During the remainder of the war he was a member of the Confederate Congress, and at the conclusion of hostilities resumed law practice at Fayette, Mo., where he died, Oct. 29, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
expelled the following ten Senators: James M. Mason and R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Thomas L. Clingman and Thomas Bragg, of North Carolina; James Chestnut, Jr., of South Carolina; A. O. P. Nicholson, of Tennessee; W. K. Sebastian and Charles B. Mitchell, of Arkansas; and John Hemphill and Louis T. Wigfall, of Texas. On July 13 the places of Mason and Hunter were filled by John S. Carlisle and W. J. Willey, appointed by the legislature of reorganized (West) Virginia. On the same day John B. Clark, of Missouri, was expelled from the House of Representatives. Every measure for the suppression of the rebellion proposed by the President and heads of departments was adopted. On the 19th the venerable J. J. Crittenden, who was then a member of the House of Representatives, offered a joint resolution, That the present deplorable Civil War has been forced upon the country by the disunionists of the Southern States, now in revolt against the constitutional government and in arms around