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Color-Bearer 4th Louisiana Inf.

Shiloh after battle report:

Report of Col. H. W. Allen, Fourth Louisiana Infantry.

CAMP, NEAR CORINTH, MISS., April 10, 1862.

. . . . . I cannot close this report without honorable mention of my regimental
color-bearer, Benjamin W. Clarke, and the color guard, D. B. Gorham,
T. H. Corcoran, and R. Turner. For two long days, amid shot and shell
and a hail-storm of balls, they held the flag firm and erect, and brought
it back torn into tatters by the bullets of the enemy....

Col., Cmdg. Fourth Louisiana.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 10. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 10


B. W. Clark
Enlisted as a Private [Regt. Color Sgt., 5/25/61, Adjutant, 5/19/62]
"F" Co. LA 4th Infantry