Clark, Lewis, Commander U. S. Navy. Born May 1, 1844, in Plymouth, Conn. Appointed to U. S. Naval Academy from Connecticut, September 24, 1861. Advanced to 3d Class, February, 1862. Appointed an Acting Ensign, October 21, 1863, and ordered to the U. S. S. Richmond, West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. Attack on Spanish Fort and capture of Mobile, April 1865. Burned by explosion of torpedo off Mobile Point. Promoted to Master, May 10, 1866; to Lieutenant, February 27, 1867; and to Lieutenant-Commander, March 12, 1868. U. S. S. Ticonderoga, 1865-68. Naval Academy, 1869-72. U. S. S. Portsmouth, North Pacific Station, 1873-75. Torpedo Station, 1876. Granted one year’s leave, 1877. U. S. S. Richmond, 1878-81. Commissioned a Commander, March 29, 1881. At Navy Yard, League Island, 1883. Ordered to command U. S. S. Alliance, July 5, 1884. Died on board the U. S. S. Alliance, at Key West, Florida, June 7, 1885.
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