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....
H. W. ALLEN,
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