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Mr. Clark a Richmond boy.

Micajah H. Clark was a Richmond boy and was born here, as his mother was before him, who was nee Miss Caroline Virginia Harris.

His father was Dr. Micajah Clark, a distinguished physician of his generation, born in Albemarle county, the son of William Clark, who saw service in the Revolution. William Clark was the son of Micajah Clark, the son of Captain Christopher Clark, who patented many thousand acres of Crown lands, and located some of the tracts in what is now Albemarle county, near Charlottesville, in 1702-4, and was said to have been the pioneer settler of that county. This is one of the historical Clark families of Virginia, which furnished many legislators, generals and governors of States.

Micajah H. Clark was a ‘Hill-cat’ (as the uptown boys of the city were then known), and his first taste of war was in the battles between the ‘Hill-cats’ and the ‘Butcher-cats’ and ‘Basin-cats’ —a distinctive Richmond war waged with varying fortunes for more [98] than one hundred years, the ‘cats’ of all three armies finally fighting side by side in the war between the States.

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