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Eugene D. Ames

Eugene D. Ames

Eugene D. Ames/Eames was a resident of Mansfield on August 25, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery, he was promoted to Sergeant, date not stated and was mustered out on August 27, 1864 at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia.

He was born on March 4, 1842 in Willington, Connecticut. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is an 18 year old farmer in the household of Seth Dunham. Eugene D. Ames married Sarah E. Bacon of Tariffville, Connecticut probably on October 21, 1865 in Willimantic, Connecticut. Children include: Emma E. Ames, born about 1867; Charles H. Ames, born about April 1869; Burton Theodore Ames, born about 1875; Grace M. Ames, born about August 1877; Nellie D. Ames, born about 1878 and Louis E. Ames, born about April 1885.

Eugene Ames moved to East Hartford by 1870, Hartford by 1880 and shortly after to West Hartford. He was in charge of the estate of George Foster on Prospect Avenue and was head gardener. In a Hartford Courant article published on May 24, 1914, Eugene D. Ames is one of the West Hartford Civil War veterans profiled. He resided on Prospect Avenue and had resided in West Hartford for 35 years. The article stated that he had been in 32 battles and skirmishes including Antietam, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Cold Harbor. He had six horses shot out from under him during his term of service. Eugene Ames was a past commander of the Nathaniel Lyon Post No. 2 of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

Eugene D. Ames died on October 7, 1926 and is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Lucius P. Clark

Lucius P. Clark

Lucius P. Clark was a resident of Mansfield on July 21, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. I of the 18th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was captured June 15, 1863 at Winchester, Virginia, was paroled July 19, 1863 and mustered out June 27, 1865. 

He was born about 1836 probably to Lucius and Catherine (Powell) Clark in Coventry. In the 1860 U.S. census in Coventry, he is a 26 year old day laborer and head of household; the previous household is the family of Lucius and Catherine Clark. Lucius Clark married Emily A. _____ between 1850 and 1860. He moved to New Britain by the 1870 U.S. census and was employed as a carpenter/joiner; this is the same occupation as his father. Between 1880 and 1889, he was a resident of Fitch’s Soldiers Home in Darien.

On January 21, 1887, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 594,393 that was granted under certificate No. 914,276. His widow applied for a pension on December 20, 1899.

Lucius P. Clark died on November 24, 1899 at Fitch’s Soldiers’ Home in Darien, Connecticut and is buried at the Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, Connecticut.

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