1851-1937Considered 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 379776 N 4434957|
|Decimal Degrees||40.05630000, -82.40956667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 3.378', W 82° 24.574'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 3' 22.68" N, 82° 24' 34.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||614, 740|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6 S 6th St, Newark OH 43055, US|
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