John L. Clem

John L. Clem (HM84I)

Location: Newark, OH 43055 Licking County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.378', W 82° 24.574'

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Considered the youngest ever to serve, Clem ran away from home at the age of 9 yrs. and 10 mos. to join the Union Army. At Snodgrass Hill, as a drummer boy in Co. "C" 22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, he won the sobriquet "The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga," a nickname that graces his monument at Arlington National Cemetery. Also known as "Johnny Shiloh," he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant after the war by President Grant. Clem served until 1915 when he retired with the rank of Major General, the last Civil War veteran on active duty.This monument is dedicated to the Licking County Veterans of All Wars this 14th day of November, 1999.The sculptor, Mike Major, was Ohio's first artist in-residence.
HM NumberHM84I
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1999
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 379776 N 4434957
Decimal Degrees40.05630000, -82.40956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.378', W 82° 24.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 22.68" N, 82° 24' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 S 6th St, Newark OH 43055, US
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