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Our Drummer Boy

 
 
Our Drummer Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Our Drummer Boy Marker
Inscription. Erected by the Drum and Bugle Corps of the 13th Regt. N.G., S.N.Y., in memory of Clarence D. MacKenzie, born Feb. 8, 1849, Died at Annapolis, MD., June 11, 1861, aged 12 yrs 4 mos 3 dys

Back of Monument:
This young life was the first offering from King’s County in the War of the Rebellion
 
Erected 1886 by Drum and Bugle Corps of the 13th Regt. N.G., S.N.Y.
 
Location. 40° 39.266′ N, 73° 59.303′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Linden Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Green-Wood Cemetery on Linden Avenue (Section 115, Lot 13536). Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11232, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Soldiers’ Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Altar to Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington’s Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triumph on Battle Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker.
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
The left of the monument contains a military decoration with the words “Our Drummer Boy” and the date of MacKenzie's death, 1861. The right of the monument features crossed flags under the monument erection date of 1886, and the inscription “Our Drummer Boy”.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brooklyn’s little drummer boy. Ephemeral New York website. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Green-Wood Cemetery. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Our Drummer Boy Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
5. Our Drummer Boy Monument
12 year old Clarence MacKenzie was a member of 13th Regiment of the New York State Militia. Before seeing any action, he was accidentally shot and killed in Annapolis during drill practice by another member of his regiment. He was the first Brooklyn resident to die in the Civil War.
Closeup of Drummer Boy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
6. Closeup of Drummer Boy
This life size statue, cast in white zinc, depicts the Drummer Boy dressed in his uniform, standing at parade rest with his drum. His monument is surrounded by the graves of other Civil War casualties.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,369 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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