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Description: Col. Jones Successor
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2
COL. JONES SUCCESSOR
The commissioned officers of the second regiment met at Capt. B. L. Holtís quarters at 8:30 tonight and began the business of electing a successor to Col. Thomas G. Jones. The meeting decided to elect by a call of the roll, each officer voting for his choice as his name was called. Eighteen ballots were taken before an election was made, the final ballot being: Clark 22, Amerine 19, Jones 1. Col. Thomas G. Jones declared Capt. L. V. Clark elected colonel of the second regiment; Capt. H. B. Foster of Tuskaloosa was elected lieutenant-colonel, and J. P. Saffold of Montgomery major. The election was finished at 11:30 tonight.
Capt. Louis V. Clark, who was elected colonel of the Second Regiment last night, is a native of Mobile and a brother of Hon. Gaylord B. Clark and Mr. Frank Clark of that city. He is a graduate of State University and in 1884 he commanded the company of cadets which took first prize in the drill at the New Orleans Exposition and was pronounced by United States army judges to be the equal of any of the crack companies of the country. Capt. Clark is about 28 years old and is a member of the firm of Clark & Shepperd insurance agents at Birmingham __ organized the Jefferson Volunteers __ as a Zouave company, and has __ that company up to its present __ standing. He is well known __ about the State and numbers his __ by the thousands.