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John L. Clem

1851-1937

 
 
John L. Clem Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
1. John L. Clem Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 40° 3.378′ N, 82° 24.574′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is next to Veteran's Park, in front of the Licking County Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 North 6th Street, Newark OH 43055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veteran's Park (here, next to this marker); A. H. Heisey Glass
John L. Clem Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
2. John L. Clem Statue and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); "Double Arrow" Wrought Iron Fence (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Building (approx. half a mile away); McCune-Stimson House (approx. half a mile away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. half a mile away); The Donald D. Hill County Administration Building (approx. half a mile away); The History of Licking Memorial Hospital (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
More about this marker. There are many individual markers in Veteran's Park, most having been moved to the Veterans Walk of Honor from other locations.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Lincoln Clem, Major General, United States Army. John Lincoln Clem was born in Newark, Ohio. (Submitted on October 16, 2008.) 

2. Findagrave web site link for John Clem's Grave at Arlington National Cemetery. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Maj. Gen. John L. Clem Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
3. Maj. Gen. John L. Clem Marker
Dedicated to Maj. Gen. John L. Clem and Army of the Cumberland by Lemert Relief Corps, Oct. 7, 1938. Marker is along the Veterans Walk of Honor in Veteran's Park.
Sergeant John L. Clem, 1863 image. Click for full size.
4. Sergeant John L. Clem, 1863
Public domain photo.
Veterans' Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
5. Veterans' Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,164 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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