Historical Notes: Clark's Special Battalion, North Carolina Militia was formed in January of 1862 by Col. Henry J. B. Clark. It was made up primarily of business and professional men. Most were in their mid thirties although some were older. As a militia unit they were not well trained, nor were they adequately supplied.
Following the fall of New Berne, the other confederate regiments were sent to Virginia. Clark’s Battalion was disbanded in the fall of 1862 and the men were detailed to perform their business and professional duties. Some of the men’s names appear in other regiments formed later in the war. Officers:
Col. Henry J. B. Clark Assignments:
District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina (September 1861-March 1862)
French's Brigade, District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina (March 1862) Battles:
New Berne, NC Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 741 men.
Company C – Athens Guards Bibliography for Research: